Evening Landscape from the Control Room

Saturday May 6th
7:00 pm
CAMP Rooftop

90 minutes 
Live and recorded video from location, with commentary. 

Lets say a change of guard in the control room brings in new cinematographers and analysts, for whom the sun setting over Juhu beach is just the beginning of the evening's story.

What follows is in the tradition of landscape cinema, but is extreme in neighbourhood detail and scope. It is out of body in the sense of being far from the vantage points of the human body and its sense organs, but also close to new standard locations that resemble, but we can call only in quotes , "the eyes and ears" of society. When the brain receives signals from this pole, database, stream, something or someone else's memory, art has to do more with a hand to hand combat with this reality rather than something as quaint as "imagination". 

In 2016-17, Mumbai installed 5000 official HD cameras on public streets as part of Mumbai CITY surveillance project. Which are in addition to hundreds of thousands of private cameras existing, and being enthusiastically added left, right and centre. For this evening we use a single dome camera. From a standard height, it produces an angle of view somewhere between God and say, Facebook VR. 

Gallery: Evening Landscape from the Control Room
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Nam June Paik Art Center Prize

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via RTI, TDR, Cyprus, Speculative Housing, Capital Flight, GBGB Andolan, Multicam Stings, Drone Leaks, Abu, Adarsh, Alyque, Naezy, Nayak, Rajjo, Tiger, .pdf and .xlsx.

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at CED (Centre for Education and Documentation)
3, Suleman Chambers, 4 Battery Street,
Behind Regal Cinema, Colaba, Mumbai.
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7 pm to 8:30 pm.

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Journalist Olga Tellis
Lawyer Kranti L.C.
Poet and critic Ranjit Hoskote,
John D'Souza of the CED, among others.

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A roof-top venue that has been active since 2007, in this location since 2009.

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A never-ending project housed at CAMP around peoples histories of Bombay-Mumbai.

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