LIVE : January 28, 2018, from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Installation on view till February 28.
CAMP with Madhuja Mukherjee and Kenneth Cyrus
The word ‘kamra’ and camera have the same root. A camera is a room with a hole in it. Small people inside this ‘kamra’ can see images of expansive outdoors, without themselves being seen. This experience -- of watching without being watched -- and at the same time partaking in shared curiosities and desires, is at the very heart of cinema.
Once a prime theatre of central Calcutta, the now hollowed out Gem Cinema lies at the crossroad of Entally Market and the arterial AJC Bose Road named after the polymath physicist, archeologist, botanist and writer of science fiction. 200 years ago it was a ditch, guarding the town from invaders; then filled up to become Lower Circular Road, bringing with it urbanity, modernity and migrants. Mosques, churches, art ‘akademis’, schools; the Missionaries of Charity, offices and bhavans of the CPI and CPIM and the Left brigade, the Moula-ali Dargah and later, the youth centre, memorial of Begum Rokeya and tomb of St. Teresa – public institutions of a certain time -- populate the landscape, on whose perpendicular trajectory lies the Hoogly to the west, and the Wetlands to the east. Down below the density of life of Moulali-Entally engulfs us, and on rooftops, people steal time in public-private spaces.
A single camera mounted on the roof of Gem Cinema brings us multifarious stories: factoids and fabulations, imagery and documentary, things that can and cannot be seen. A traversal of distances, through many spaces and multiple timelines. Maybe the true destiny of ‘CCTV’ is to make us secretly intimate with each other, and our surroundings.
In advance of CAMP's solo at De Appel and in collaboration with LIMA - a screening of two of the studio’s earlier acclaimed projects that examine surveillance, society, and cinematic apparatus.
"From Footpath to Flat (via FSI)" video lecture by CAMP, part two of a series, at KRVIA auditorium at 11 am.
"From Janta Colony to Janta Colony" video lecture by CAMP, part one of a series, at KRVIA auditorium at 11 am.
"The Neighbour Before the House deals with the effects and narrative remainders of a (warfare) technology and proposes a method of witnessing, a witness machine."
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.
On three screens, a city-symphony filmed by automated CCTV cameras in Amsterdam pushing their optical and motor 'patrolling' capacities to an extreme.
On three screens, a city-symphony filmed by automated CCTV cameras in Amsterdam. The optical and motor capacities of these cameras are pushed to an extreme. Certain human subjects reappear near or far in the images, suggesting a form of reciprocal knowledge or intent, a secret pact between cameras and people.
On the excess of images, and of access to images.
In this screening and discussion we look at several artist's works (including our own) based on security imaging or CCTV. This gives us a few new ways to think about contemporary images, and the "democracy" of image-making, in particular. It also suggests that the term "found footage" may not be sufficient, may even be misleading, for describing such work.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
with Albert-Lászlo Barabási, CAMP, Burak Arikan and Hans Ulrich Obrist at Hidden Patterns.
EK DOZEN PAANI
Join us for a special Flashback Friday evening, as we journey back with the films in the presence of, and in conversation with many of the filmmaker’s accompanied by bonus archival material.
PaNi SaRe DhaGa Ma (Water Is In All The Clouds) as the sargam notes and title connote was an exploration of the many lives of water - social, political, material, and spectral - as lived and experienced by young dwellers of the Mumbai suburbs of east Jogeshwari in 2008
CAMP, in Conversation with Elvira Dyangani Ose.
Ashok introduces a video on the Monsoon in Lallubhai, made at R & R, at the opening event of the inhabited sea project.
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