Jaskaran Singh Anand (Jaskaran Anand) (1992) is a performance-maker, researcher
performer/dancer, and a pedagogue, born in New Delhi, India and is based in Linz, Austria since 2015.
He completed his Bachelor degree in Computer Science from University of Delhi, India, and obtained a
second & third degree in Dance Performance & Dance Pedagogy from Anton Bruckner University, Linz, Austria. Currently,
he is pursuing a Masters in Interface Cultures from the Art University of Linz.
His research is invested in deconstructing the
concept of Self.Self : fascinated by the nature of spirituality, the psychological understanding of the self
& socio-political society.In his interdisciplinary works, he uses
various artistic media, always focusing on the human body, which reflects the above-mentioned themes.
Since 2010, he is engaged in the European and Indian contemporary dance and performance art world. He has worked as a dancer,
performer and collaborator with Ivo Dimchev, Dschungel Wien, Chiasma/Salvo Lombardo, Liz King/D.ID Dance Identity, Opera de Lausanne,
Teatro della Tosse, Balletto Civile and has been part of festivals like Impulstanz, Oriente Occidente, RomaEuropa, Tanztag
Buergenland and Vienna. He has also worked as an assistant choreographer for a National Award winning feature film “Haider” in
2014, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.
Since 2016, he is combining his artistic practices and informatics education. He has deeply invested himself in the research
of his ongoing projects: L-INKED, A New Day, Hibernating Further and MachinedHuman!.
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.
He had an opportunity to work as an artist-in-residence for RedSapata, Linz (2019), be part of the research project MoR of Ufer
studios, Berlin (2017) and Healing Hill Art Space, India (2015).
He also leads movement body-mind oriented improvisation workshops: “Transcending Ego(s)”, and “Playful Bodies”. He has
taught them at Furore Festival conducted by the Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Württemberg, Impulstanz Festival, PANGEA
Linz and Anton Bruckner Private University Linz (as a part of the pedagogical degree).
Jaskaran’s work has been generously supported by the following institutions and artists: