Karan is a film maker and co-founder/curator at Harkat Studios, a multi-disciplinary boutique arts studio based in Mumbai and Berlin.
He directs narrative and experimental films, curates exhibits and performative works and is an arts enabler as part of his work at Harkat.
Karan is interested in material memory, experiential storytelling, sustainable neighbourhood models for art spaces, politics as candy and accessible art interventions. With a multi – disciplinary background, he matches ideas with mediums and his work ranges from conceptual installations to film making. Notable curatorial work includes the ‘India on film’ (opened at the Serendipity Arts Festival 2019, ’16mm film festival’ and the ‘Museum of Ordinary Objects’.
In the past, he has worked an associate director with filmmaker Prakash Jha, in mainstream Hindi films like Raajneeti, Satyagraha, Chakravyuh and Aarakshan.
His most recent work in film is ‘16mm selfie’ – a short piece made using 16mm found footage and which opened at the Oberhausen International Film Festival. Before that was ‘And sometimes, she loved me too’ – a short film also shown as an exhibit, about the demise of a relationship told through objects left behind. His feature length adaptation of Pygmalion, (love) is currently playing on Indian OTT platform Zee5.
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