Shape Recognition

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.

CAMP: Beginnings

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.

City Housing in a Cultural Matrix

Part I: From Janata Colony to Janata Colony premieres as an online movie on a purpose built research platform.
CAMP performs the housing histories trilogy live on 20 21 22 September during the opening week.

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

At Body Building
Ishara Art Foundation

A Photogenetic Line: Experimenter 2019

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.

In Cameras Res at De Appel Amsterdam

On three screens, a city-symphony filmed by automated CCTV cameras in Amsterdam pushing their optical and motor 'patrolling' capacities to an extreme.

CCTV TV: An evening with CAMP

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.

A Photogenetic Line : CPB 2019

New work at the Chennai Photobiennial, drawing from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper based out of Chennai.

worker photography_from ahmedabad, surat, 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.

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