I’m Arjun Ram Srivatsa. I am an artist, musician, poet, animator, creative director, video director, video editor, motion designer, graphic designer, sound designer, podcaster, journalist, art critic, fiction essayist, trend forecaster, birdwatcher, socialist, and friend living in Manhattan.
I hold a masters degree from Columbia Univeristy’s Graduate School of Journalism.
I was most recently the Director of Programming and Development for Pitchfork. From 2020 to 2021 I hosted Diversity Hire, a podcast about being “POC” in media.
You can find more examples of my work on Instagram.
In addition to the cover video, I pitched this narrative piece to Björk. I was inspired by a storied history of artists interacting with nature, and wanted Björk to bring the reader into her mycellial world.
She was excited. After my call with her I found myself bored on a Friday night so I googled "mushroom walk nyc." It turned out that the next morning New York Mycological Society was having a mushroom hunt in Pelham Bay. I left the party, woke up at 8, biked all the way up, and learned all about fungi and slime molds. I also got the find of the day: a cicada carcass that was decomposing from a parodistic fungus. I took everything I learned and created the visuals for the Björk story with the Pitchfork creative team.
c. 2022 Creative Direction Video Direction Video Editing Animation Sound DesignEditor-in-Chief: Puja Patel
Photographer: Vidar Logi Photo Director: Jennifer Aborn Art Director: Marina Kozak Graphic Designer: Callum Abbott