Charnjeev Kang

Charnjeev Kang is a London based filmmaker, architectural designer, inventor andpoet. Born in Hounslow atop a video rental store and son of a seamstress of Indian garments, he was inevitably guided towards a life in the arts, these experiences being explored whilst completing his studies in Architecture at Central Saint Martins. His architectural and film work is driven by the autobiographical, the subjective and the idiosyncratic, as a part of living, which reminds us that we ourselves are ultimately difficult wholes, sensuous and confused but very real. The influences of the works of Arvo Pärt, Pina Bausch and Guru Dutt have allowed him to explore the nature of the human condition in relation to the psyche, obsession, time, transience and absence. His interdisciplinary approach enables one field of work to inform another, complimenting and co-constructing each other throughout the process of creation. Recent commissions and collaborative works include ‘Temporal Architecture – alternative models for mobility’ with Dvarp & Kosmos architects (Montenegro 2018) and ‘Performing Architecture – investigating the relationship of Body, Movement, and Space’ a film commissioned by University of the Arts London (Lon 2019).  

Charnjeev Kang’s participation to Default 19 is supported by New Art Exchange, Nottingham.