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)
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.
CAMP presented at the Inhabited Sea roundtable at IIT Bombay. "An initiative that seeks to create a new imaginary for the terrain of 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.
The Fourth in our series of Archival Journeys, "Part 4: From Bandra North to Khar East". KRVIA Auditorium, from 11 am.
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...
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 third in our series of archival journeys through housing in Hamara Shehar. Part 3: From "Right" to "Information", KRVIA Auditorium, from 11 am.
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.
CAMP’s From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (2013) at the Len Lye Center Cinema, New Plymouth
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
"Ghar Mein Shehar Hona: City Housing in a Cultural Matrix, 1951 to 2020". Three evenings of immersive histories on CAMP Rooftop.