Sunday, February 10, 2008.
CAMP brings you a selection of works on video that are well-known and "published" in some form, but are generally hard to find. In part I, these are mostly videos from the US and Europe, which also reflects conditions in the online networks, i.e. where we found them- which we would like to discuss.
Sunday, February 10, 2008.
6 pm. - 9 pm.
Together, these videos form a sketch of the various sites/ situations from which art video is produced: the studio, the artists residency, the factory, the representation through "drawing", the reconstruction, the archive, the money.
We will proceed as follows:
Martha Rosler [Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975] 7 mins.
Fischli and Weiss [Der Lauf der Dinge, 1987, excerpt] 5 mins.
Cao Fei [Whose Utopia?, 2006] 20 mins.
William Kentridge [Mine, 1991] 6 mins.
Jeremy Deller / Mike Figgis [Battle of Orgreave, 2001, excerpt] 45 mins.
TEA BREAK, prithvi cafe. 20 min.
Peter Greenaway [The Coastline, 1983] 26 mins.
Walid Ra'ad and the Atlas Group [The Bachar Tapes, 2000] 16 mins.
Nate Harrison [Can I Get an Amen? 2004] 18 mins.
K-Foundation [Watch the K-Foundation burn a Million Quid, 1995]. 45 mins.
These videos were all downloaded over the last two weeks, from online sharing networks. Ofcourse, anyone with an internet connection can do this, and we shall see how.
The event will include further opportunities to appreciate, discuss, and take part in the condition that:
parallel to (and not necessarily opposing) markets of absurdly-priced and controlled art (and other) objects, these "copies" exist, and are being shared and distributed for free. What motivates this phenomenon, and how are relations between such different "publications" sustained? What aspects of the original context, artistic intentions, institutional structures, and the nature of digital video itself contribute to this? Who benefits?
A discussion will accompany the final video.
" Publicity operates through the threat of
publication, through the motivating force that
accompanies risk of exposure and desire for attention.
Without that risk, there can be no public."
- Jodi Dean, Publicity's Secret.
1st Floor, Prithvi House,
Opp. Prithvi Theater,
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.
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.