Serpentine Pavilion Saturday 10 September 2022, 8pm Price: £8, £6 conc.

This epistolary performance by Himali Singh Soin accompanied by drummer David Soin Tappeser, is part of Singh Soin’s ongoing Back to Earth project commission, Static Range.

Based on a historical spy-story in the Indian Himalayas, Static Range includes interventions by Singh Soin’s friends. The performance-installation forms a landscape of speculations and reflections about nuclear culture, porosity, leakages, toxicity, love, spiritual-scientific entanglements, environmental catastrophe, and post-nation states.

To find out more about Static Range click here.

Artist biographies

Himali Singh Soin

Himali Singh Soin is a writer and artist based between London and New Delhi. She uses metaphors from outer space and the natural environment to construct imaginary cosmologies of interferences, entanglements, deep voids, debris, delays, alienation, distance, and intimacy. In doing this, she thinks through ecological loss, the loss of home and seeking shelter somewhere in the radicality of love. Her speculations are performed in audio-visual, immersive environments.

David Soin Tappeser

David Soin Tappeser is a drummer, composer and performance artist based between London and New Delhi. His practice revolves around experimentation, improvisation and the manipulation of time through rhythm. He plays with the thin place between structure and serendipity to traverse multiple time zones and to code narratives that would otherwise be unspeakable. His approach to the drum set puts strong emphasis on the aesthetics of tone, sound and dynamics and is influenced by long periods of time spent in India, Italy, Nepal, and Mexico.


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