Hylozoic/Desires (Himali Singh Soin and 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. Hylozoic/Desires 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. Hylozoic/Desires’s research orbits around (non)place and histories of migration, transnationalism and environmental cosmism 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. 

Hylozoic/Desires work has recently been exhibited at Serpentine, London; Desert X, California; Shanghai Biennale; Biennale Gherdeina; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid; Swiss Institute, NYC; Serendipity, Goa; among others.  

Hylozoic / Desires. Photo courtesy of Mira Loos