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Born (1992) in New Delhi, India and has been living in Linz since 2015. His  works are trans-disciplinary interventions based on intersections between performative-art, scientific & art- based research, and participatory-collaborative artistic practices : using choreography & dance as a method of communication in- & beyond- the traditional art and public spaces. He looks forward to crossing borders, in different depths of artistic media with a focus on the human body acting as an interface.
He is an internationally acclaimed artist working as a performance-maker-artist, Initiator, dancer-choreographer, pedagogue, researcher, and video dramaturge-editor.
He is a co-founder and chairperson of a Linz-based art ,cultural & research organization called trivium; it focuses on unravelling the cultural intersectionality present in human bodies.
His works have been presented across Austria, New Zealand and India in various media ; while developing projects aiming the diversification of the art & cultural scene of the city of Linz.

He has performed, choreographed, and taught across Europe, and India since 2009 and has been seen at festivals such as Imagetanz Festival 2021/brut Wien, Impulstanz Vienna International Dance Festival, ARS Electronica Festival, Oriente Occidente Festival , Tanztag Buergenland, Tanztage Vienna and Rome Europa Festival.

He completed his Bachelor degree in Computer Science from University of Delhi, India, and obtained a second/third combined degree in Dance Performance & Dance Pedagogy from Anton Bruckner University, Linz, Austria.

[RESEARCH]

Fascinated by spirituality as well as the psychological and neuroscientific understandings of the self, his research and his trans-disciplinary work focus on (de)constructing the concept of reality-formation while investigating the socio-political dimension surrounding it.
He orientates his research in conscious re-unification of the collective.self and dig on the factors that may segregate an individual to create a reality of its own.self : due to the interaction, sensation & perception with other objects present in an individual’s environment.

In his research, he refers the neuroscientific hypothesis on the working of the Self by Antonio Damasio, Georg H. Mead’s psychological concepts of True.Self & False.Self-identities which are further related to the Indian philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, the concept of Avataar & quantum mechanics theory that form a philosophy: the Self guides through the knowledge & ignorance of the matter that is forming a reality in a space-time continuum it is present in.
In his interdisciplinary works, he uses various artistic media, always focusing on the human body, which reflects the above-mentioned themes.

In relation to his research project "In-between Privacy” an article which philosophizes the psychological working of the society in regards of private/public space definitions & uncanny digital world was published in an edition of KUPF- Cultural Platform of Upper Austria.

[WORK]

Since 2016, he has combined his artistic practices & computer science education to develop projects aimed at diversifying the city of Linz’s art & cultural scene. He has deeply invested himself in the research of his long term art, science & cultural projects: “In-between Privacy” ,"L-INKED" ,"Hibernating Further" , MachinedHuman! and “A New Day – write what you feel and post it” .
"L-INKED" and “A New Day” are projects that embody an intersectional perspective on gender, sexuality, culture & identity. “Hibernating Further” deals with the future of the ecology & psychological aspect of the society. “MachinedHuman”, a cyborg, is a durational installation-performance reflecting upon the philosophy of post humanism.

Since 2017, he has been leading various movement body conscious improvisation workshops as a pedagogue: “Moving Energies/Transcending Ego (s)”, “City Swarming: A Dance Marathon” and “Playful Bodies”. He has taught them at Public Moves (since 2019) organized by ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, PANGEA- Wekstatt der Kulturen Linz , Furore Festival onducted by the Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Württemberg, on the streets of Linz and at Anton Bruckner Private University Linz (Akademie der Zeitgenössischer Tanz & pedagogical project).

Since 2019, he is working as a video-dramaturge/editor for the digital archiving of the German intervention platform CHAKKARs- Moving Interventions. He is currently also touring & working as a collaborator performer with an Italian cultural association “Chiasma”/Salvo Lombardo and with a German choreographer & researcher Dr. Sandra Chatterjee on projects related to identity of the body, post-colonialism & racism.

He has also worked as an assistant choreographer and dancer for a National Award winning Indian feature film “Haider” in 2014, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.

He had an opportunity to work as an artist-in-residence for Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt via D.ID Dance Identity / Liz King ; RedSapata Tanzfabrik Linz, be part of the research project MoR at Ufer studios, Berlin and Healing Hill Art Space, India.
Since 2012, he is engaged in the European & Indian contemporary dance and performance art world where he has worked as a performer/collaborator with Ivo Dimchev, Dschungel Wien, Liz King/D.ID Dance Identity, Opera de Lausanne , Teatro della Tosse/Balletto Civile and has been part of festivals like , Oriente Occidente, RomaEuropa,

Jaskaran’s work has been generously supported by the following institutions and artists:

Linz Stadt Kultur, Frauenbüro Stadt Linz, Linz Impulse2019, Land OÖ (Amt der Oö. Landesregierung), Bundesministerium (BMKOES) - Frisch Lüft Kunst Universität Linz, DorfTV Linz, D.ID Dance Identity, RedSapata Tanzfabrik Linz , and Holykuti records UK
Robert Steijn, Karin Harrasser, Liz King, Stevie J. Sutanto, RENU (Renu Hossain) and Philosophy Unbound Vienna




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