Healing from Meteorites: Lecture Performance by Himali Singh Soin

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Healing from Meteorites: Lecture Performance by Himali Singh Soin

Performative lecture by artist Himali Singh Soin

By Canal Projects

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Wednesday, June 7 · 6:30 - 8pm EDT


Canal Projects 351 Canal Street New York, NY 10013

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Join us on Wendesday, June 7 for a lecture-performance by artist Himali Singh Soin, presented as part of Back to Earth: Contested Histories of Outer Space Travel

In a performative presentation "Healing from Meteorites" will seek to give meteorites vibrancy, agency, life and to resurrect them from the archives of geology and question Western assumptions of the singular origin of space.

In preparation for the lecture-performance, listen to the podcast Emergent Interstellar Dust: Himali Singh Soin & Prof Chandra Wickramasinghe!

In this episode, artist and poet, Himali Singh Soin discusses cosmic ancestry and the biosphere of the galaxy with mathematician, astronomer, and astrobiologist Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe. Drawing from Hindu and Buddhist mythology and philosophy, Soin and Wickramasinghe reconsider Judeo-Christian perspectives of the universe, questioning fundamental assumptions of the Big Bang as a moment of creation and the problem of how consciousness comes into being.

Himali Singh Soin (b. New Delhi, lives between London and New Delhi)’s multi-disciplinary work uses metaphors from the natural environment to construct speculative cosmologies that reveal non-linear entanglements between human and non-human life. Her poetic methodology explores the myriad technologies of knowing, from scientific to intuitional, indigenous and alchemical processes.

Himali has had solos at The Art Institute of Chicago (2022-2023) and Museo Thyssen in Madrid (2022). Her art has been shown at Khoj (Delhi), Mimosa House, Serpentine Gallery (London), Gropius Bau, (Berlin), Desert X (California), the Dhaka Art Summit and the Shanghai Biennale among others. She has been the writer in residence at the Whitechapel gallery.

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