Pad.ma version 2 - Launch and Screenings

Sunday, February 26, 2012
6:30 PM
CAMP roof
301 Alif Apartments,
34-A Chuim Village, Khar, Bombay 400052

This Sunday, February 26, 2012 we are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new Pad.ma, with an extensive software upgrade that is now ready to roll. Do join us in exploring the many dimensions, provocations and pleasures of the new platform.

Sunday also marks ten years since the February 27, 2002 attack on a train in Godhra, and the anti-Muslim carnage in Gujarat that followed. We remember these events through the Shared Footage Group's (SFG) carefully shot, indexed and annotated video documentation, that is now being put online in stages.

The evening's progamme includes an in-depth look into the new Pad.ma, both in form and content, and the screening of a short film compiled by Faiza Khan from the SFG material - reflecting on the turn of events in one basti in Ahmedabad.

About SFG: The Shared Footage Group was a collective formed in the aftermath of the carnage in Gujarat in 2002. It consisted of  film professionals, film students and many other volunteers. The idea was to document survivors' stories on video so that the footage could later be used free of cost by anyone interested in the material. SFG collected about 250 hours of footage that is now being put online in collaboration with Pad.ma

About Pad.ma:
Pad.ma - short for Public Access Digital Media Archive - is an online archive of densely text-annotated video material, primarily footage and not finished films. We see Pad.ma as a way of opening up a set of images, intentions and effects present in video footage, that conventions of video-making, editing and spectatorship have tended to suppress. This expanded treatment then points to other, political potentials for such material, beyond the finite documentary film or the online video clip.

Gallery: Pad.ma version 2 - Launch and Screenings
Indiancine.ma

Pad.ma has a sister project.

Indiancine.ma is an annotated online archive of Indian film.

Phantas.ma/polis

The video art programme of the 2021 Asian Art Biennial

Presented by Pad.ma

Pad.ma

is an ongoing public-access media archival project, centered around video as a medium of documentation, collection, argumentation and exchange. Its objective is to consolidate, densely annotate, and make available online several scattered collections of video material, to begin with in Mumbai and Bangalore. Pad.ma is a collaboration between oil21.org, CAMP, Majlis, Point of View, the Alternative Law Forum, and other future contributors.

Fwd: Re: Archive

The central event of a month-long gathering organised around the 10th anniversary of Pad.ma the footage archive, and the 5th anniversary of Indiancine.ma.



CAMP After Media Promises

Nam June Paik Art Center Prize

An exhibition of the contextually rich, environment-shifting media works of CAMP

Toronto Palestine Film Festival

الجار قبل الدار The Neighbour before the House 60 mins 2009-2011 Toronto Palestine Film Festival

Palestine from Above

Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
The Neighbour before the House
A.M Qattan Foundation

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

"Watch and Chill"
83 mins
2013
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, and online.

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

South Asia Foreground
Labocine, June 2021 issue

Vikalp @ Prithvi + Q & A with CAMP

Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
The Neighbour before the House
(60 mins)
2009
Arabic and English with English Subtitles.

Flashback Friday!

ReMembering
EK DOZEN PAANI
(2008)

Join us for a special Flashback Friday evening, as we journey back with the films in the presence of, and in conversation with many of the filmmakers, accompanied by bonus archival material.

PaNi SaRe DhaGa Ma (Water Is In All The Clouds) as the sargam notes and title connote was an exploration of the many lives of water - social, political, material, and spectral - as lived and experienced by young dwellers of the Mumbai suburbs of east Jogeshwari in 2008

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