From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf
is showing at FID Marseille
A boat has many powers: to gather a society in its making, to distribute goods, to carry people and ideas across places that, it seems to us, are more different than ever before.
From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf is a result of four years of dialogue, friendship and exchange between CAMP and a group of sailors from the Gulf of Kutch. Their travels, and those of co-seafarers from Pakistan and Southern Iran, through the Persian and Aden Gulfs show us a world cut into many pieces, not easily bridged by nostalgics or nationalists. Instead, we follow the physical crossings made by these groups of people who make and sail boats. And who also make videos, sometimes with songs married to them.
Original format(s): HDV, SDV, VHS, Cellphone videos (variable)
Screening format: HDV, 16:9
Run time: 81 mins
Feature-length travelogue by sea between western India, eastern Africa and the Persian gulf. First shown at a purpose built outdoor cinema on the creekside in Sharjah in 2013, where many of the sailors gather. Shown in Documenta 13 in an abridged form, as part of the installation The Boat Modes.
83 mins. Original format(s): HDV, SDV, VHS, Cellphone videos (variable). Stereo audio and in-cameraphone music.
On Display at Tate Modern, Media Networks, till November 2022
South Asia Foreground
Labocine, June 2021 issue
"Watch and Chill"
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, and online.
At first, a project on the creek in Sharjah in 2009, from where a large number of ships leave for Somali ports.
CAMP at Sheher o Funn, the inaugural biennale of the city of Lahore with From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf.
as part of
Proposals for a Memorial to Partition
Curated by Murtaza Vali
CAMP draws a series of lines between this and that exhibition.Not only between country A and country B, or horizontally between peoples or on the plane of "cultural exchanges" or "extra-national space", but vertically, or diagonally, reaching out to an actual place, to its actual power and presence.
at de(Coding) Mumbai
With Shaina, Ashok and Simpreet
and Adarsh, Alyque, Naezy, Nayak, Medha, Sandeep, Rajjo, Tiger.
For All Vahanvatti is designed to help a group think from the sea, rather than from the land. CAMP with Reliable Copy Propositions.
Ashok S participated in the School of Environment and Architecture annual conference, with a suggestion on the deployment of abstractions.
Ashok (remote) and Shaina (in-person) participated in the last panel of the March Meeting, New Forms of Surveillance and Extraction.
A reading by CAMP
Opening of Passages Through Passages
A survey exhibition of the spatial, technical and cultural imaginations cultivated by CAMP.
New Media Gallery
Watch and Chill
West Kowloon Cultural District