A 100-foot long branching sequence of cutouts drawing from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper.
Cutouts here are a way of reframing existing photographs as new organisms, not to remove their background environments, nor to frame heroic figures, but to create a new boundary or border for the image. This border, interior or exterior, leads one to the next image.
The sequence evolves by following one or more of three basic rules :
a. People in the images grow older, or younger.
b. Things in the background come into the foreground, or vice versa.
c. Two photo captions refer to each other.
The line generated in this way, crosses many perceptual (shape), historical (time) and geographic (political) boundaries. Here, like in cinema, the cut is not a brick wall but an invitation: for increased traffic at any border.
A Photogenetic Line was produced for the Chennai Photo Biennale 2019, curated by Pushpamala N and supported by The Hindu.
New work at the Chennai Photobiennial, drawing from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper based out of Chennai.
This season of projections at CAMP begins on weekend evenings starting Saturday, February 29, or leap year day.
ASSEMBLY, 30 min.
YEH FREEDOM LIFE, 70 min
Followed by a discussion with Priya
Shaina Anand in conversation with Shaunak Sen Talk: India Art Fair 02 Feb, 5:00-5:45 PM
Drawing from a recent body of post-cinema assemblages and experiences from the Mumbai based collaborative studio CAMP, artists, filmmakers and researchers Shaina Anand and Shaunak Sen will discuss the before and after of Cinema and the Present.
CAMP did an afternoon seminar with the Goldsmiths curatorial knowledge PhD program and its "advanced practices" group. With Irit Rogoff, Adnan Madani, Ramon Amaro, Bridget Crone and students.
Screening of a new 5-channel film by CAMP: 85 minutes
A Passage Through Passages is inspired by ethnographic and archival work in five field sites.
The screening is followed by a discussion, and a response from Susan Schuppli.
A Passage Through Passages is inspired by ethnographic and archival work in five field sites. The central feature of the exhibition is a multi-screen film work by CAMP.
Shaina presents the infrastructures of CAMP and her cinema programming at ECH, Kolkata.
Artist talk @ Beginnings with CAMP
Workshop with Students of ERG/Artistic Practices and Scientific Complexity Masters/Kobe Matthys at Argos.
Beginnings is an exhibition tracing some of the conceptual and artistic origins of CAMP. At ARGOS, Brussels as part of new beginnings at ARGOS itself.