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 that cut across the neighbour-relation of these two countries, locked in a battle of intimacies. One film is set in the heart of Jerusalem, and the other in Tel Aviv (with a little bit of holiday in India).
Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar (The Neighbour Before the House)
2012, 60 mins
Arabic and English with English subs.
Eight Palestinian families living in and around Jerusalem city use their TV screens to look out into their neighbourhood, via a camera mounted on the rooftops of their homes, tripods made of stones. Their speech travels between the farthest things and the innermost fantasies.
2008, 80 mins
Hebrew with English subs.
A young soldier with the Israeli Army confesses to his girlfriend about killing two Palestinians during his military stint. They both wear digital masks. Mograbi himself transforms his living room into a Brechtian stage for what he calls, a musical tragedy.
Opening Show of the Palestinian Museum
Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
الجار قبل الدار
The Neighbour Before The House
Video and Stills with accompanying commentary
*plus a newly-scanned copy of "A Seventh Man", Berger's photo-text book on migrant work.
Pad.ma invites you to
Rivers without Banks
27th December, 2013 through 27th January, 2014
Before the start of a new year; and among big and small resolutions for the future we chose to ask ourselves what is free cinema today, what is its political and perceptual economy, and what could we summon of its powers, before embarking on new journeys of making and thinking.
Rivers without Banks is a screening program of films whose durations extend beyond conventional length. But importantly, this is not a collection put together quantitatively, even as we may argue that the epic scales present in the chosen films carry the weight of histories, and put together chronologically show us a century where individual everyday lives face the annals of terrible power; where the human condition battles with nature and technology, with love and loss, with good and evil.
الجار قبل الدار
“The Neighbour before the House” is a series of video probes into the landscape of East Jerusalem. Shot with a security camera, these images show that before and after instrumental "surveillance", there is inquisitiveness, jest, memory, desire and doubt that pervades the project of watching. In these specific times and places, camera movements and live commentary become ways in which Palestinian residents evaluate what can be seen, and speak about the nature of their distance from others.
The second segment of FILAMENT starts tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9, with CAMP's film, Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar (The Neighbour Before the House), 2009-11.
The work will be on view until Friday, 12 July with three shows daily at 2pm, 4pm & 6pm.
2/1 Hindusthan Road, Kolkata 700029
A 72-minute film resulting from a video project shot in Jerusalem/ Al Quds with eight palestinian families, from and around their homes. Screenings are every 90 minutes starting 10 am, the last screening is at 8 pm. At Bait Al Serkal, Upto May 7, 2011.
A 100-foot long branching sequence of cutouts drawing from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper. Cutouts here are a way of reframing existing photographs as new organisms and to create a new boundary or border for the image.
On three screens, a city-symphony filmed by automated CCTV cameras in Amsterdam pushing their optical and motor 'patrolling' capacities to an extreme.
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.
New work at the Chennai Photobiennial, drawing from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper based out of Chennai.
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.