we are opposite like that
Himali Singh Soin
2020 – Book
This remarkable book is part of we are opposite like that: an ongoing series of interdisciplinary works by Himali Singh Soin spinning a new mythology for the Arctic and Antarctic Circles, told from a remarkable, non-human perspective: the ice. The book is an almanac, a messy collection of missing paraphernalia from archives, false philosophies, unreliable observations from the ship in which the artist stayed, love letters, ekphrastic poems, made-up maps, theories, recipes and small resistances.
A video in the series we are opposite like that is part of the IMPAKT Festival Film Programme.
Himali Singh Soin― Artist
Himali Singh Soin is a writer and artist based between London and Delhi. She uses metaphors from outer space and the natural environment to construct imaginary cosmologies of interferences, entanglements, deep voids, debris, leakages, alienation, distance and intimacy. In doing this, she thinks through ecological loss, and the loss of home, seeking shelter somewhere in the healing power of performance and the radicality of love. Her speculations are performed in audio-visual, immersive environments. Soin's arthas been shown at Khoj (Delhi), Somerset House, Mimosa House, Serpentine Gallery (London), Gropius Bau or the HKW (Berlin), Migros Museum (Zurich), Anchorage museum (Alaska) and the next Shanghai Biennale. Soin is currently Writer-in-Residence at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, and was the recipient of the Frieze Artist Award last year.