at the Kochi Muziris Biennale

CAMP presents
Destuffing Matrix
2012
4 x 3 channel HDV, 8 minutes.

2nd floor, Pepper House, Fort Kochi
12/12/12 to 13/03/13

Show extended till 17/03/13

Destuffing Matrix 

2012

(Its not so much that all that is solid melts into air, but rather that there are boxes within boxes… )

Ports and cities have been shy of each other throughout the latter half of the 20th century. Suddenly they make a joint appearance, new container terminal facing the waterfront, sharing their most visible parts. Meanwhile thousands of other pieces of the port - goods, workers, customs seals, excel sheets- are scattered across a "hinterland", connected by bridge and wire, and surrounded by fences.

What could be an image of this fractured landscape? The closest available rendering is the "transparent port" (or Indias first e-port, as the website of Cochin port trust proclaims). A port that, like its physical twin, makes things appear in proper columns, and counts rows of containers stuffed, bills paid, and ships expected or berthing. 
Boxes resist images, but also offer an invitation to the curious. Our work here follows from such a curiosity, claims that images are still possible, and then asks if just rearranging them a certain way could change the tenor of this geography. 



Gallery: at the Kochi Muziris Biennale
Men-At-Work with Boxes in Stereo

20 mins, HD. 2 - channel installation
Cantonese, Mandarin
Filmed in Guangzhou at the Zhuhai International Container Terminal

Destuffing Matrix

4 channel HDV, 8 minutes



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Broken Cameras

featuring
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Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
الجار قبل الدار

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Captial Circus (2009)

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at
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In this pair of large-scale works, CAMP explore two sides of their practice; one that produces experimental film and video, often with unusual equipment and angles of participation, and another that creates and animates archives of moving images, documents and photography.

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BassBrahma and RaakShas Sound
Equality on the dance floor.

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14 January 7:30 pm
20 January 7 pm

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