A PASSAGE THROUGH PASSAGES: On Roads in South Asia

This exhibition takes us on new and recently rebuilt roads across regions of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and India. We travel through the early twentieth century to the central-Indian "Nagpur Road Plan" of 1943 before heading to the hope, promise, acceleration, and hubris of later decades. It takes now-impossible journeys across nation-states, on roads after and before conflicts, and onto coralline oceanic edges.

Endoscopic views from the interior of the road system, and forays across the porous membranes through which pride, money, data, climate, and vulnerability are connected to it, heighten our sense of developmental possibility, failure, and the deep ambiguity of road achievements. ‘A Passage Through Passages’ is inspired by ethnographic and archival work in five field sites.

A multi-screen film work by CAMP is the central feature of the exhibition.

Passages through Passages الرفيق قبل الطريق

A survey exhibition of the spatial, technical and cultural imaginations cultivated by CAMP.

A Passage through Passages, 2020

Video project that takes us on new and recently rebuilt roads in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and India. Endoscopic views from the interior of the road system, and of the interfaces through which pride, money, data, climate, and vulnerability are connected to it, heighten our sense of developmental possibility, failure, and the deep ambiguity of road achievements.

‘A Passage Through Passages’ is a collaboration with anthropologists, and draws upon ethnographic and archival work in five field sites. This film is part of Roads and the Politics of Thought, a 5-year ethnographic study of road-building in South Asia.

Screening and Discussion: A Passage through Passages

Screening of a new 5-channel film by CAMP: 85 minutes

A Passage Through Passages is inspired by ethnographic and archival work in five field sites.

The screening is followed by a discussion, and a response from Susan Schuppli.



When the Cold Blows

A performance by our collaborators on cctv.camp, Seoul Express. More details: https://njpart.ggcf.kr/when-the-cold-blows/.

The Neighbour before the House الجار قبل الدار

EYEWITNESS
New Media Gallery

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

Watch and Chill
M+
West Kowloon Cultural District

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

Watch and Chill
MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum

CAMP After Media Promises

Nam June Paik Art Center Prize

An exhibition of the contextually rich, environment-shifting media works of CAMP

NJP.MA

NJP.MA documents the intermedia experiments of Fluxus artists as they encountered and radically transformed the distributive capacities of the new mediums of video and broadcast art, led substantially by the prescient work of Nam June Paik.

Phantas.ma/polis

The video art programme of the 2021 Asian Art Biennial

Presented by Pad.ma

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