Bio

 

Sayak Shome, born July 28, 1990, is an interdisciplinary artist from Durgapur, India. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering (2013) under West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India, during which he dived headlong in his artistic pursuits, and which would later become his primary vocation. During 2013-15 he led a peripatetic life and worked in various roles of a film/video professional. He received his master’s degree in Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati, US (2017). He presently lives and works in Kolkata, India.

 

His work locates itself at the intersection of life and technology, trying to comprehend, contextualize, revise, dismantle and envision modes of being. It strives to engage the cerebral and the sensorial in a dialectical battle in the physical arena; walk on the virtual rope of reality, and embrace the existence of both in the context of both. Play, parody, and remixed semantic enclosures seek to visualize tautological syndromes, bringing in the uncanny and the absurd to observe their effect on the living force.

 

C/V

 

Education

 

MFA - Interdisciplinary Arts (2015-17)

College of Design Art Architecture and Planning

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, US

 

B.Tech, Electronics and Communication Engineering (2009-13)

Techno India College of Technology,

West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India

 

 

Awards

 

Graduate Assistant Scholarship, University of Cincinnati (2016-17)

 

Beverly Erschell Scholarship (2016)

 

Xingkui Guo Award (2016)

 

Graduate Incentive Award, University of Cincinnati (2015-16)

 

 

Performances

 

The Grey Album by The Bodhisattwa Trio (live-cinema/audio-visual performance)

Jazzfest, Kolkata, India (2019)

 

The Grey Album by The Bodhisattwa Trio (live-cinema/audio-visual performance)

TopCat CCU, Kolkata, India (2019)

 

Lateral Thinking (live-cinema/audio-visual performance)

The Mockbee, Cincinnati, OH (2017)

 

Crosley (audio/video - live processing with custom max patch)

Not Everybody at Once, Contemporary Arts Center - Blackbox, Cincinnati, OH (2016)

 

Pattern Logic (live-cinema/audio-visual performance)

Modern Makers, Cincinnati, OH (2016)

 

Variations II of John Cage (with five turntables) interpreted and conducted by Mark Harris

The Mini Micro Cinema @ The Carnegie, Covington, Kentucky, US (2016)

 

 

Exhibitions

 

Solo shows

 

Labrat (5 channel video)

The Portal Gallery, Cincinnati (2017)

 

Trash (video, installation, sculpture)

840 Gallery, DAAP, University of Cincinnati (2016)

 

World Notoday (video, prints, text, installation)

840 Gallery, DAAP, University of Cincinnati (2015)

 

Group Shows

 

Tripwire, Dodd Galleries, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (2018)

Mardern(sic) Art (installation), Eye Machine (installation)

 

My Arms are Like Joy Joy Joy Joy!, The Carnegie, Covington, KY (2017-18)

Mardern(sic) Art (installation)

 

9x18: The Parking Lot Art Experiment, Cincinnati, OH (2017)

Following a chameleon (video/installation)

 

Art kids in 3D, Clay Street Press Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (2017)

Mardern(sic) eArth (installation)

 

International Sculpture day, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, Hamilton, OH (2017)

Art Institute (sculpture/installation)

 

DAAP MFA Thesis Show, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (2017)

SMH, Eye Machine (installations)

 

MFA Open Studio, The Waiting Room, University of Cincinnati, OH (2016)

Opening Scene (video)

 

Displaced, MACAA conference, Modern Makers, Cincinnati, OH (2016)

Unbelonging (video)

 

Aural Latrinalia, Nearby Collective, Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH (2016)

Intercepted Transmissions (sound art)

 

Returning Exhibition, The Waiting Room, University of Cincinnati, OH (2016)

Sea-Creatures (video)

 

International Sculpture day, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, Hamilton, OH (2016)

Fork, Spaghetti and Meatball with Fly (duct tape sculpture)

 

Meyer’s Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH (2016)

Interactive Music Box (installation)

 

DaapMade, Malton Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (2016)

A study of warmth and coldness in society (photograph)

 

Poly-morph, 840 Gallery, DAAP, University of Cincinnati, OH (2016)

Entertainment in Isolation (installation)

 

MFA open studios, Rare-View Gallery, University of Cincinnati (2015)

Coming of Age (video), Death in the backyard (photographs)

 

Portrait show, Phyllis Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, US (2015)

Selfi.e. (photographs)

 

 

Film Screenings

 

A Film

Rocky's Reels, Kaplan Auditorium, DAAP, University of Cincinnati, OH (2017)

 

Age of Assembly (excerpt)

Rocky's Reels, Kaplan Auditorium, DAAP, University of Cincinnati, OH (2016)

 

Age of Assembly

Kaplan Auditorium, DAAP, University of Cincinnati, OH (2015)

 

Fairy tales for high-school children

1st Kolikata Independent Film Festival, Kolkata, India (2013)

 

When the dog god high

Transmissions2 - Experimental Film Section, Lightcube Film Society, New Delhi, India (2013)

 

Parallels, almost

18th Kolkata International Film Festival - Short Film Section, Kolkata, India (2012)

 

 

Online Exhibitions

 

Tail of A.Symmetry

02022020.SPACE (2020)

 

Digital Trash

Bleak Friday (2019)

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

(Spring 2018)

Adjunct Instructor – Digital Media Collaborative (A&S, CCM & DAAP), University of Cincinnati

  Philosophy of Filmmaking

 

Adjunct Instructor – School of Art, DAAP, University of Cincinnati

  Time Studio

  Video for Artists

 

(Fall 2017)

Adjunct Instructor – Digital Media Collaborative (A&S, CCM & DAAP) – University of Cincinnati

  Introduction to Filmmaking

  Introduction to Cinematography

  Introduction to Film Editing

 

Adjunct Instructor – Art Academy of Cincinnati

   Video Games: History and Culture

 

(Spring 2017)

Teaching Assistant (Instructor of record) – School of Art, DAAP, University of Cincinnati

   Basic Video Production

 

 

Film Programming Experience

 

Moving Images, Imagined Cities @ Mini Micro Cinema

with University of Cincinnati, Department of Film and Media Studies (2016)

 

 

Workshops/Conferences/Internships Attended

 

Film Studies Intern, University of Cincinnati (Fall, 2016)

 

International Sculpture Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US (2016)

 

MACAA Conference, University of Cincinnati (2016)

 

International Žižek Studies Conference, University of Cincinnati (2016)

 

Teaching Workshop, University of Cincinnati (Fall, 2015)

 

Docedge (Documentary/Pitching workshop) as an observer, Documentary Resource Initiative, Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata, India (2014)

 

Screenwriting Workshop, Kalpanirjhar Foundation, Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata, India (2010)

 

 

Professional Experience

 

Video Production

 

Art Ed Video

for University of Cincinnati, DAAP, School of Art

Cincinnati, OH, US (2018)

 

Audio Tour (intro video)

for Britni Bicknaver, Cincinnati, OH, US (2017)

 

Video Documentation

 

Requiem (performance)

for Malcolm Cochran, Cincinnati OH, US (2018)

 

Camera

 

An extra noise by the big boss

Short film, Dir. Kaveh Baghdachi, Cincinnati, US (2018)

 

The Bathroom Bottle

Short Film, Dir. Kaveh Baghdachi, Cincinnati, US (2017)

 

Jalaluddin’s Niyyah

(parts) Documentary for Abhra Aich, Kolkata, India (2014)

 

Tales from BYOFF

(parts)Short film for Sounak’s films, Kolkata, India (2014)

 

This is not funny

(1 scene) Feature film for Sounak’s films, Kolkata, India (2013)

 

Graphic Design

 

Posters

University of Cincinnati

  MFA Open Studios (2016)

  Displaced Show (2016)

  Size Matters Show (2015)

 

Video Editor

 

ek adbhut dakshina, Gurudakshina

Visual promotion of Feature Film for Moonwalk Production, Mumbai, India (2015)

 

Transformation Video

Corporate Film for Glitch, Client: Hindustan Unilever, Mumbai, India (2015)

 

Furious7-Yokohama

Cobranded Creative for Bluebang Media, Mumbai, India (2015)

 

Hunterr-Skore

Cobranded Creative for Bluebang Media, Mumbai, India (2015)

 

Piku-Tata, Piku-Gelusil

Cobranded Creative for Bluebang Media, Mumbai, India (2015)

 

The Assasination of Arvind Kejriwal

YouTube video for Video Daddy, Mumbai, India (2015)

 

Rohet & Varsha

Wedding film for Twish Mukherjee, Mumbai, India (2015)

 

The Hair Band, Home Debut

Advertisement for Rahul Bhushan, Mumbai, India (2015)

 

Jalaluddin’s Niyyah

Documentary trailer for Abhra Aich, Kolkata, India (2014)

 

Rice mill machinery

Corporate Film for Tadpole Entertainers, Client: Weilai Machinery, Kolkata, India (2014)

 

Ekla Cholo Re

Music Video for Waveforms Studio, Client: Oporinoto, Kolkata, India (2013)

 

Actor

 

Trap

Short Film, Directed by Rahul Bhattacharya (2015)

 

The Hair Band, Home Debut

Advertisement, Directed by Rahul Bhushan, Mumbai, India (2015)

 

Paranoir

Student Short Film, Directed by Sounak Kar, Produced by SRFTI, Kolkata, India (2014)

 

Sound recordist/designer

 

The Hair Band, Home Debut

Advertisement directed by Rahul Bhushan, Mumbai, India (2015)

 

Jalaluddin’s Niyyah

Documentary for Abhra Aich, Kolkata, India (2014)

 

Scriptwriter

 

Ranar(draft)

Live-Action Feature for Rahul Bhattacharya, Kolkata, India (2015)

 

Yetis of Everest

Animation Feature for Rahul Bhattacharya, Kolkata, India (2014)

 

Joe & Tuli

Short Animation for Rahul Bhattacharya, Kolkata, India (2013)