Himali Singh Soin Joins WePresent And Serpentine’s Environmental Series Groundwork

        16 April 2021, 18:17 (CEST)

    The artist brings collectively childhood reminiscences, historic data and fantasy as she explores environmental disruption from the best peaks of the world, the Himalayas.


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(static vary by Himali Singh Soin, accessible on WePresent for Groundwork)  twenty ninth March 2021, LONDON - WePresent, the editorial platform of WeTransfer, unveils a multidisciplinary digital art work by author and artist Himali Singh Soin. Titled static vary, Singh Soin transports viewers to India’s towering Himalayan peaks to look at humanity’s management on the world, by way of the lens of colonialism. It types the third instalment of Groundwork: a artistic sequence by WePresent that paperwork the behind-the-scenes analysis into artists’ new works for Again to Earth, Serpentine’s multi-year environmental programme.

Out there on WePresent, static vary marks Singh Soin’s inventive homecoming as she returns to her childhood house in India to discover an deserted nuclear surveillance machine put in within the Himalayan area in 1965 that continues to be unfound. Impressed by a real-life spy story, Singh Soin combines a historial Indian postal stamp, photographed by her mountaineer father in 1987, handwritten letters, spoken phrase and an immersive soundscape, alongside her awakenings to colonial powers realised as an grownup. static vary interweaves actual and imagined eventualities to amplify the invasive and irreversible influence of nuclear radiation, encapsulated in a 15-minute animation of the stamp’s disintegration because it blurs with publicity.

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