1 - May 12, 2022

Prender-si cura
La Pelanda
Prender-si cura
La Pelanda

What is the time of research and experimentation for you?


For us, research is a medium. It is a time when the proximity between unlikely events, ideas and incidences reveal themselves.  

In what ways is your practice influenced by the space of an artistic residency? 


The residency is a suspension of belief. It’s like when you wake up in someone else’s house and notice everything. The odd angle of the lamp, the cobwebs, the clear and uninterrupted view. Residencies transcend habit and surprise the senses.  


How do care and artistic research interact? 


They polylogue. They are choral and dissonant both. We think of our work both as curatorial and artistic and the curator’s work as a creative catalyst. In its ideal combination, the relationship is one of play and friendship that manifests in care, for the work at large and for each other.  


Hylozoic/Desires (Himali Singh Soin & David Soin Tappeser) is a multi-media performance duo whose work combines experimental poetry and original music in order to conjure borgesian, speculative futures and multiverses. H/D aspire toward a flat ontological ether in which all forms of life—stone, spirit, machine or human—are equal. They skew the linear imagination of time and space to produce divergences that elicit wonder. H/D’s research orbits around (non)place and history as a way to learn from the multiple materialities of contemporary existence. They are concerned with the (poly)rhythms of love and the bea(s)t of belonging. Hylozoic/Desires use metaphor as an event, as a force of attraction that holds otherwise distant entities together. 

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 and entanglements. In doing this, she thinks through ecological loss and the loss of home, seeking shelter somewhere in the radicality of love.  

David Soin Tappeser is a drummer, composer and performance artist based between london and new delhi. his practice centres around ideas of time, interdependence and alterity. his performances and compositions use rhythm to codify, manipulate and deconstruct linear perceptions of time. they hint at intercultural entanglements, parallel histories and extra-human frames of reference.  



part of

dal 1 December 2021
residences closed to the public

Prender-si cura is the name of the artistic research and production residency programme devised and curated by Ilaria Mancia, held in the spaces of La Pelanda at the Mattatoio. A group of artists are invited to develop their research, ranging from dance and theatrical performance to visual art, music and video.


June 1 - July 1, 2022
residence closed to the public
Padiglione 9B, Performer: Prinz Gholam
13 luglio, ore 12-13
13 luglio, ore 12-13
13 luglio, ore 12-13