John Berger, A Seventh Time

Video and Stills with accompanying commentary
90 minutes
7:00 pm
*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)

Evenings at CAMP Rooftop

A roof-top that has been active for ten years.

From Footpath to Flat (via FSI)

A Journey through Housing in Bombay/Mumbai, Part II

(1982 to 2004)

Through Transit Camps, the Slum Rehabilitation Authority, Transferable Development Rights, Rocks, Marshes, Courts, and four institutional histories: Nivara Hakk, Nagari Nivara Parishad, SPARC and YUVA.

110 minutes of film and video with live commentary.
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday,
11th March, 2017
CAMP rooftop

From Janta Colony to Janta Colony

(imaginary to destroyed)
A Journey through Housing in Bombay
Part-I: 1950 to 1982
Tuesday, 29th November, 2016
6:30 pm to 9 pm

From "Shehar aur Sapna" to the Olga Tellis case. Via print and film, music, love, bulldozers, state propaganda and people's archives.

An evening with Masao Adachi

7:00 pm
A.K.A. Serial Killer
Masao Adachi, 1969, 86 min
https://0xdb.org/0239925

9:00 pm
The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu,
Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images
Eric Baudelaire, 2011, 66 min
https://0xdb.org/2006160

10:00 pm
It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve: Masao Adachi
Philippe Grandrieux, 2011, 73 min
https://0xdb.org/2007401

CAMP rooftop: http://studio.camp/campstudio.html

Palestine-Israel Double Bill

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...

Battle for Banaras

Battle for Banaras
Kamal Swaroop, 2014
2hrs 13mins
Friday, 18th November. 8 pm
Kamal and the crew will be present.

Through the film we cutaway to the river's edge and two men talking, about this place, and about politics older than the modern Indian city. Then we enter the city again, and its rushes of electoral spectacle, surging crowds, politically astute residents, actions designed for this time and place. When Kamal Swaroop says "I am no longer speaking, in my films" he seems to mean that he watching the crowds, listening, looking from whatever distance is possible, often with a long lens and a small crew.

Many Months in Mirya

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.



worker photography_from ahmedabad, surat, mumbai

Save the date for this event with Aajeevika Bureau. The format is, watching 60 projected photographs over two hours, while talking about them. Several photographers will attend.

Festival des Trois Continents

Celebrates its 40th year with an inventory of 40 films and a publication. CAMPs From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf along with films of Wang Bing, Edward Yang, Tsai Ming-Liang, Lav Diaz, Akram Zaatari, Lucrecia Martel, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Abbas Kiarostami...

Evening Landscape from the Control Room

From the rooftop of this artists' studio in Chuim Village, you are taken on a virtual tour of the neighbourhood. 90 minutes: Live video, audio and archival print material, with live commentary.

THE NEW MEDIUM III: Multi-Screen Cinema

A 2-day festival within the Mumbai Film Festival. Sixteen multi-screen films and video installations by pioneering filmmakers and artists, many of them Asian premieres, will be presented in the cinema hall. Curated by Shaina Anand.

An Oceanic Feeling

CAMP’s From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (2013) at the Len Lye Center Cinema, New Plymouth

From Bandra North to Khar East (Virtual i.e. Real Landscape)

via RTI, TDR, Cyprus, Speculative Housing, Capital Flight, GBGB Andolan, Multicam Stings, Drone Leaks, Abu, Adarsh, Alyque, Naezy, Nayak, Rajjo, Tiger, .pdf and .xlsx.

Part 3 of our video-lectures on housing histories of Bombay-Mumbai 6:30 pm

Housing Histories Seminar

"Ghar Mein Shehar Hona: City Housing in a Cultural Matrix, 1951 to 2020". Three evenings of immersive histories on CAMP Rooftop.

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