Video and Stills with accompanying commentary
*plus a newly-scanned copy of "A Seventh Man", Berger's photo-text book on migrant work.
This evening we bring to you some of the, lets call them the more migratory and joyous truths of the artist, poet, critic, marxist, screenplay writer, novelist and actor John Berger - as edited from sound, image and text archives of his work.
Migratory in the sense of having something undogmatic, worldly and yet quite continuous to say, do, and make, in every recent decade. A small compilation of materials, from which we can think of say the past century, in artistic, irreducible as well as political and connected terms, without being crushed in their contradictions.
If you set out in this world,
Let these seven be your companions.
One, who talks over Chandigarh
One, who donates his Booker
One, who shows us Ways of Seeing
One, who reads Garlic and eats Saffron
One, who draws a Dancer and unsettles Time
One, who is a Storyteller
If all they spark is not a fire
you yourself must be the Seventh
(via the The Seventh, by Attila Jozsef)
SUSPENDED :( Hope to be back in the near future
This season of projections at CAMP begins on weekend evenings starting Saturday, February 29, or leap year day.
A roof-top venue that has been active since 2006, in this location since 2009.
A Journey through Housing in Bombay/Mumbai, Part II
If Jerusalem is the capital of both Israel and Palestine, and on the eve of Netanyahu's visit to a historically Palestine-friendly India, we bring you two films with surprising images and voices...
The film evokes the practice of the diary film, at once observational and reflexive, and draws power from its twin strategies of frugal economy and long duration. Screening & discussion with Renu.
Image: CAMP studio (handmade book scanner, optical scanner, four computers, NVR recorder, joystick, microphones, salad box, water, biscuits, coffee on the folding table. Bookshelves made of paper rolls, books, routers, awards, air conditioning and fan above. Inventory of electronics + museum of Jurassic technology below the tables, flooring replaced from wear. Some persons on a break, a person taking the picture.)
Part 2 of the housing histories project, From Footpath to Flat (via FSI) is online.
Online seminar/"masterclass" with students of Srishti, Bangalore.
Part 1 of the housing histories project, Ghar Mein Shehar Hona: From Janata Colony to Janata Colony (imaginary to destroyed), is online.
Followed by a discussion with Anamika Haksar and many cast and crew members.
As part of Mother Courage and her Unruly, Loving Children
Punto De Vista
International Documentary Festival of Navarra
Retrospective: Oceanic Feeling
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.