POOP OF THE GOD (trailer)                 2018

Through selected chapters of Indian dramaturgical Sanskrit tome - Natyashatra (2nd c. AD), Kuldeep provided direction

in improvised choreography to Hamza - the actor in this short film. And weave an invented character, in a painted diorama like environment. Overlapping Icarus from Geek mythology, Indra the deity of rain and thunder from Indian mythology and charged with a state of enigma and ever finding equipoise - the character appears in a constant state of flux and confusion. And only after defecating, appears to come to rest. 


Kuldeep uses his compound background as a visual artist and an intensively trained Indian classical dancer of Odissi, to provide concept and image design, along with setting the score - all single-handedly. In brief: the work situates itself in the realm of identity politics and arches to a social anthropological model.

Actor - Hamza S. Haqqi

Painted set design - Kuldeep Singh and Esau Betancourt

Concept, Camera, editing and sound design - Kuldeep Singh

Shot at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha (NE)

Chakrà (isochornism)                 2019

This trailer of a short film sources out its visual content from the ruins of a late 17th century fortress in Punjab, near Chandigarh. As well as a cluster of medieval stone temples, called BAATHU KI LADI in Kangra valley that are now submerged in a reservoir for the Bhakra dam. The temples remain underwater for 8-9 months and reappear only when the water levels reduces. A hypnotic sound score layers a sense of mystery to this oscillation - a cycle of creation and destruction at human scale.

Concept, camera, editing and sound design - Kuldeep Singh

With assistance and support of - Manjot Kaur

Shot at Mohali (Chandigarh) and Himachal Pradesh, India

Interview series (excerpt)               2018

This was an interview based project with

Zillah Eisenstein.

 

Copyrights THE POLIS PROJECT, NYC 

 

Camera, editing and sound design - Kuldeep Singh

Key Focus - Text on Screen and Sound mixing