Sahjan has recently been exploring their ancestral village in North India and its future(s) using a lens of science fiction and fantasy, they develop transporting works conceived by an enquiry that blends personal experience with technology and ecology. They work with a collaborative and contaminated approach to infect and alter the histories and future speculations off the site. They conjure a visitation of the village which delves into the lineage of the lives, mutations, migrations, technologies, sociologies off the inhabitants of the village.
Sahjan Kooner is an amalgamation of inherited worlds and speculative futures, they work in a freelance capacity to support their practice and owe a great deal to their family, they are a student of the dream state. Using video and installation, they create expansive worlds that explore the traces of love, hope and imagination that make our lives possible, along with examining a debris of questions around the technological, social and racialised structures that augment life.
We are the glitch, we travel through the digital debris of the signature of chroma key's holy grail, musical beauty. We take a brief moment to care for the weak, a split second to mourn before we move on. We are a fading series of pixels, a distortion of the video game — a casualty, we key in imaginative space, we key out the matrix of normative structures and the virtual structures.
We play a game as posthuman as we possibly can and, simultaneously, forget that it's a game. We are the curators of the aesthetic past.
That's how I see it, anyway. We welcome you into this imaginative future, were we can glitch in the collapse of time and space into a beautiful possible future.
Welcome, phantom pixelated escapee.
alignment: Chaotic Good