Video and Performance Artist - Sahil Sen

The Creative Entrepreneur

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Video and Performance Artist - Sahil Sen

The Creative Entrepreneur

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Arts and Cultural Management

Sahil Sen - Video & Performance Artist

Conceptual thinker drawn to value creating work 

- social, environmental & cultural, 

experienced in developing concepts and working with a variety of mediums,

handling clients changing needs and overseeing execution.

April 2012 - Arth House' Visual Arts 2012

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Arth House VA 2012 - A series of exhibitions to encourage creative professionals to exhibit their art across well-known commercial spaces in Bangalore, culminating in a symposium graced by leading creative professionals from different fields speaking on the potential for creativity to shape the world around.

2019 - Centre Manager at MyBoTree, Bangalore

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Basic business running operations of the holistic community event space - Social Media, Client Relationship and Communication, Press, Event Scheduling and Curation, Business Development, Website Maintenance

Creative Expression Workshop Facilitator

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Workshops for ages 7 to 77 since 2011: 

Creative Thinking, Photography, Filmmaking, Improvised Theatre etc

Improvised Theatre Artist

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Listen, respect, be supportive, build on ideas; Learnings from improvised theatre experience, apply to all collaborative work

Events

Saturday 5th Oct

See Creatively Through Photography - Age: 9+

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

MyBoTree, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore

Event Details

Saturday 5th Oct

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

MyBoTree, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore

Saturday 2nd Nov

Create Detailed Art with Longer Sentences

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

TBA

Event Details

Saturday 2nd Nov

Create Detailed Art with Longer Sentences

A workshop bringing together the tools of making longer, more interesting sentences and using them to create intriguing art.

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

TBA

Saturday 16th Nov

"Ungendered - Sarayu" Screening and Discussion

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Koramangala

Event Details

Saturday 16th Nov

"Ungendered - Sarayu" Screening and Discussion

At a gender respect and reform conference, a discussion with the collaborators of the movement art video that seeks to remove the gendered lens through which we view people.

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Koramangala

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There are so many ways to get involved in the arts community. Drop a line with your interest and time availability to find out about workshops, commissions, volunteer opportunities and collaboration on upcoming projects!

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Sahil Sen - The Creative Entrepreneur

+91 98866 38298

Hours

Monday - Friday: 3pm - 6pm

Saturday - Sunday: By Appointment

Imagine Ingender #performanceart

Poetry, Social Commentary, Performance Art, Collaboration

In collaboration with a transgender artist, Sandeepta, I developed a piece that was born from unusual fashion poses and questioning the openness of the fashion industry to transgender people. It evolved into questioning my own stereotypes and biases and if I let it go, would my imagination be restricted to gender.

Leaving #performanceart - Sarayu

Collaboration, Performance Art, Experimental

"Leaving" is the journey of a relationship, power dynamics, the struggle to stay or not, influenced by internal or external forces.

Conceptualized, captured and edited by Sahil Sen.

A collaboration with 3 performance artists from different spaces - theatre, contemporary movement and choreographed dance - Laxmipriya SN, Priya Kaul and Swetha Mahesh. It was guided by Nakula Somanna, and assisted by Tanmay Patro.

Wind #videoart

Simple Surreal, Format Experiment, Collaboration

Exploring different aspects of wind from supportive and rhythmic to wild and forceful.
The video was made to support a group performing a dance at a cultural festival.

1st Fiction: Confessions of a Lying Mind

Experimental Docu-Fiction

Set in an undefined abstract space, the film breaks cinematic rules to create unease in the audience, supported by a disturbing script and a largely intuitive process, to create an experience inspired by panic attacks.

Le Liya Inhi Logo Ne

Experiment: Colour/Mixed Footage/Mood

Audio (source of inspiration): Radha Mahendru
Primarily shot in a day, a play with colour keying effects and a mix offootage from different contexts. Matching similar movement to connect otherwise disconnected imagery and playing with repetition of narrative elements.

Such is Love

A self-imposed restriction of using limiting and unexpected technology such as MS Paint and Virtual DJ, created this comical exploration of relationships and differing perceptions.

Airport - student #filmexercise

The result of a spontaneous observation exercise, edited together to capture the mood of the space and suggestion of a character’s story.
It is labelled as a film exercise, along with many other uploads on my youtube channel, the descriptions of each offering simple ideas for people to explore filmmaking.

Pie

A candid account of a 21yr old - profound, cynical and a disturbing reflection of contemporary youth. While it is not a universal truth, it begs the question, how many people, young and old, are experiencing life like this and what should we do about it.

Painted Walls in Delhi

Song Composition, Travel Log, Documentary Experiment

To piece together the sites of unconventional creative expression, exploring the travel log in a different form, I wrote a short rhyming comment on Delhi and my connection to it and digitally composed backing music to stitch it together.

Tradition - The Fashion of Living

Genre Experimentation, Wedding Video Art, Visual Play, Music Composition

Inspired by fashion videos, footage from weddings, playfully observed and edited moods - decoration, celebration and the nature of glamourous comparison commonly found at weddings and in fashion.

CV

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Freelance/Self-initiated

Producer/Writer-Director 'Sarayu' 2019 - Present

Producer/Director 'Imagine Ingender' 2019

Videographer Bangalore Improv Festival, Improv Comedy Bangalore 2018

Photographer 'Rajasthan Kabir Yatra' Story Hunters 2018

Theatre Director Green Room Project, Barking Dog Productions 2018 - 2019

Producer/Director Corporate Film Bangalore International Airport 2016 - 2017

Visuals Co-Creator Bharat Soka Gakkai 2015

Video Producer/ Director Bubbles Centre for Autism 2014 - 2015

Casting Director Future East Films 2013

Producer/Event Organizer ‘Visual Arts 2012’ Arth House 2012

Producer/Event Organizer 'Arts Expressive' Arth House 2011

Freelancer Photographer & Filmmaker Bang Design 2011

Freelance Photographer Foley Designs 2008

Photography Intern Outlook Magazine 2008

Full-time

Centre Manager MyBoTree, Bangalore 2019 – present

Task Producer Bigg Boss Kannada, Endemol Shine 2017 - 2018

Production Management Art Ichol Art Residency 2013

Assistant Director Nirvana Films, Bangalore 2010 - 2011

Skills

Photography. Video Art/Experimental Film. Improvised Theatre & Comedy. Performance Art. 

Mixed-media Illustration. Writing. Electronic Music Production

Conceptual Ability - Calm - Curious - Critical Eye

Supportive - Respectful - Encouraging

Education

Art, Design, Film - Srishti School of Art & Design, Bangalore 2005 - 2010

Psychology, Economics, Fine Arts - Mayo College, Ajmer 1998 - 2005

Workshops Attended

Creative Writing Tall Tales Akshay Gajria (Mumbai) 2019

Edit Fiercely Hayley Kellett (Canada) 2019

Peak Performance Divya Sethi (Intel, Bangalore) 2019

Tell Better Stories Katarzyna Chmara (Poland) 2018

Freeform Improv Trent Pancy (Austria) 2018

Parallel Improv Nick Byrne (Australia) 2018

The Power of Silence Levente Molnár (Hungary) 2018

Rhythmic Spider Kirtana Kumar 2018

Do The Bollywood Naveen Kaushik (Mumbai) 2018

Haiyu Slipware with Ange Peter at Ceramics Triennale, Jaipur 2018

Improvised Music by Women of the World for Berkley Exchange 2018

Improvisation for Instructors and Counsellors by Jonathan Pitts (USA) 2018

Contemporary Dance Theatre & Contact Improv by Melissa Eveleigh (UK) 2018

3 Master Classes in Improv by Jonathan Pitts Improv Comedy Bangalore 2018

Improvisation with Christiane Brew (UK) 2017

Improvisation with Roemer Lievaart (Netherlands) 2017

Volunteer Work

Photographer (Volunteer) Narayana Hrudalaya 2017

Photographer (Volunteer) Bubbles Centre for Autism 2014 – 2019

Graphic Designer (Volunteer) Daily Dump 2013

Director Video Pitch for Artist (Pro bono) Prakash Lakshman 2012

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