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Tachyon | Divya Singh

Updated: Dec 2, 2021

"Tachyon, is a hypothetical subatomic particle whose velocity always exceeds that of light. ... Just as an ordinary particle such as an electron can exist only at speeds less than that of light, so a tachyon could exist only at speeds above that of light, at which point its mass would be real and positive."

The video work / project that I have made is in reference to the particle, and it's a metaphor representing the sensation of either becoming that particle or harnessing its energy in some way and ultimately, it is a wish or a desire that I am trying to manifest through this video, and through these images. The basic structure for the video is in a stream of consciousness narrative, which includes audio and visual excerpts from various sources, including cinema, interviews, found images etcetera, coming together to create a new form, liberated from previous contexts.

I wanted to create a video which is contemplative in nature, and through its narrative, reflects upon existence as we know it. I would locate this project within the realm of poesis or art as poesis: reflecting upon human pluralities, questions, crises and our continuous state of child-like wonder, our existence on this planet and in the universe... Throwing light at our psychic access to non-ocular dimensions also known as the Matrixial Gaze ( Ettinger, Bracha) The idea is that our interiority, through the vehicle of consciousness or our consciousness itself reveals what is posthuman within accessible human spheres of knowing. And I would explore this within the work.


Divya Singh - born 4 Feb, 1995 - is a visual artist, from New Delhi, India. Her practice is primarily rooted in painting and explores themes such as isolation, experience, memory and mortality – emanating largely from a poetic engagement with Time. Mediums such as photography, writing, cinema and painting are at the center of her language as a practitioner and have featured as important categories of both work and interest. These varied elements come together within the work and can be seen most distinctly in the artist books made by her, as well as found imagery which accompanies the paintings and other media during exhibitions. She is currently working with instant film/polaroid, paintings, video and text.


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