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
Copyrights THE POLIS PROJECT, NYC
Camera, editing and sound design - Kuldeep Singh
Key Focus - Text on Screen and Sound mixing