University of Chicago invited CAMP to present at the Sawyer Seminar.
Urban Art and the Network: Infrastructure Symposium with Rahul Mehrotra and CAMP.
Location - Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry
Shape Recognition A particular irony occurs when say, the official water supply system of a city like Mumbai is unable to recognise the rain that falls down all over its "network". This system has a bad case of "operational closure", at the same time as it has a leaky materiality. Art's engagement with such networked realities has to do with a formal and sensorial analysis of the failure, decay, parasitism, loopiness and new kinds of hierarchy and neurality that actual networked systems have produced all around us. It is no longer an idealism or criticism of the form. The question then is what emerges when an environment seemingly saturated with a concept meets an artistic practice, for which to network means - to jump domains rather than stay in one protocol, to infiltrate and create unexpected intimacies, to montage reality and the imperceptible - akin to the cut in film.
Mumbai-based transdisciplinary studio CAMP present a sequence of 10 examples from their work, in which new shapes appear stretched across technologies, imaginations and actual geography, after the network.
Artist talk @ Beginnings with CAMP
Workshop with Students of ERG/Artistic Practices and Scientific Complexity Masters/Kobe Matthys at Argos.
Beginnings is an exhibition tracing some of the conceptual and artistic origins of CAMP. At ARGOS, Brussels as part of new beginnings at ARGOS itself.
Artist talk: Shaina A at Institute for Comparative Modernity, Cornell University.
A film program at Slought, with Shaina Anand /CAMP about surveillance systems, critical documentary filmmaking, subjectivity and distribution, and a screening of Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar (60 min, 2011), followed by a discussion with filmmaker Shaina and Deborah A. Thomas.
Ashok, Simpreet, and Shaina perform the housing histories trilogy live on 20 21 22 September during the opening week.
Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
Ishara Art Foundation
Ashok gives a part-biographical talk at the MMB, Mumbai, as part of the State of Nature series. Himalayan horticultural history, sewage-infused ice skating rinks, potato science and a series of proposals for art.
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.