Filmed at the then largest mall in Europe, the Arndale Center, which had been built over the centre of Manchester town after an IRA bombing in 1992. Filmed using the 208 cameras of the mall, from the control room. Over a hundred subjects were followed after they signed a "release form" combining CCTV and documentary image release protocols.
Part of the project CCTV Social.
27 mins, CCTV video.
Works in Palestine by Basma Al Sharif and CAMP
at Cinema Project, Portland
November 8th, 2013
Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar (The Neighbour before the House)
CCTV video, 60 mins
Nam June Paik Art Center Prize
An exhibition of the "contextually rich, environment-shifting media works of CAMP".
Neighbourhood TV repurposed as conversation systems in a mashup of cable TV and early CCTV systems, in an "urban village" in Delhi.
TV sets, CCTV cameras, microphones, video splitter, Rf modulator, XLR and COAX Cables. 7 episodes, Runtime various.
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.
A sculptural allegory about the difference between video and film.
Gateway paper, coffee stirrers, fishing wire, wooden / steel frame, electric fan.
A conversation between two people, at the smallest possible bandwidth, that one could call "film", or narrative. Made of four alphanumeric characters, each having 14 segments. First made using Christmas lights in 2004. Remade in 2015.
LED structure, DMX controller, computer.
Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
The Neighbour before the House
Arabic and English with English Subtitles.
الجار قبل الدار
“The Neighbour before the House” is a series of video probes into the landscape of East Jerusalem. Shot with a CCTV security camera, these images show that before and after instrumental "surveillance", there is inquisitiveness, jest, memory, desire and doubt that pervades the project of watching. In these specific times and places, camera movements and live commentary become ways in which Palestinian residents evaluate what can be seen, and speak about the nature of their distance from others.
60 mins, SD CCTV video and sync audio.
In March 2008 Shaina Anand collaborated with Manchester Metropolitan University and Arndale Shopping Centre to open working CCTV environments to a general audience. People normally 'enclosed' by these networks came into the control rooms to view, observe and monitor this condition, endemic in the UK.
"The Neighbour Before the House deals with the effects and narrative remainders of a (warfare) technology and proposes a method of witnessing, a witness machine."
A single camera mounted on the roof of Gem Cinema brings us multifarious textures, factoids and fabulations
A newly commissioned video performance in the "Grand Stair".
CAMP in conversation with Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam and Natasha Ginwala at Experimenter Colaba around their exhibition, Shadow Circus.
The Neighbour Before The House
Film screening followed by discussion with CAMP
M+ Afterimage Cinema
Featuring The Country of the Sea
MOVE STAY OR DISAPPEAR
Saturday, June 10th 2023, 6pm onwards.
An outcome of a 6-week residency at CAMP in Chuim village Khar, a continuing dialogue with each other and with the studio.
Midnight's Third Child
Readings, Screenings and Discussions
with Naeem Mohaiemen
This artist talk accompanies Signals: How
Video Transformed the World.
Organised by Stuart Comer, Michelle Kuo and Rattanamol SIngh Johal.
Re-Navigating the Afrasian Sea and Notions of Diaspora
featuring The Annotated "Gujarat and the Sea" and The Country of the Sea
Remembering Chandita, the origins of COMET and Bharat Ki Chaap https://phantas.ma/chanditam-bkc Her annotated essay, 2014