we are opposite like that – Events
Himali Singh Soin
6–15 October 2021
Forma is pleased to present a live score performance of 'we are opposite like that' by Himali Singh Soin in collaboration with David Soin Tappeser, alongside a display of new work at FormaHQ.
Join us for a live score performance of Himali Singh Soin’s 'we are opposite like that' played by the Ice Quartet.
Pairing poetry and archival material, this track recounts the tale of the omnipresent anxiety in Victorian England of an imminent glacial epoch. The disorienting fear of an invasive periphery sent shudders through the colonial enterprise, the tremors of which can be felt in contemporary times. An alien figure traverses the blank, oblivious whiteness, and undergoes an Ovidian transformation into glimmering ice.
Wednesday, 6 October 2021 6-9pm (Performance at 7pm sharp) - SOLD OUT
Thursday, 7 October 2021 6-9pm (Performance at 7pm sharp) – BUY TICKETS
A week-long display opens alongside the concerts, including a new large-scale fabric work and sound installations at Peveril Gardens. It will be open to the public 8-15 October between 12-5pm.
The event coincides with the release of we are opposite like that - the record, available to download via Taku Roku, Cafe Oto’s in-house label. A physical copy of the vinyl will be released later this year and will soon be available to pre-order.
‘we are opposite like that’ is an ongoing series of interdisciplinary works that comprises fictional mythologies for the poles, told from the non-human perspective of an elder that has witnessed deep time: the ice. The film was co-commissioned by Forma and won the 2019 Frieze Artist Award. This presentation gathers a few of the numerous elements that have composed the multidisciplinary and polymorphic body of work to date.
Himali Singh Soin, ‘we are opposite like that’ (2019). Video still. Image courtesy the artist.