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
Justice Lentin visits Kamraj Nagar, and What Happens Next

at CED (Centre for Education and Documentation)
3, Suleman Chambers, 4 Battery Street,
Behind Regal Cinema, Colaba, Mumbai.
Wednesday August 2, 2017
7 pm to 8:30 pm.

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

In mid-monsoon exactly thirty-six years ago, Chief Minister A.R. Antulay initiated Operation Demolition, whose objective was to bulldoze and evict pavement dwellers in a corridor "from the Airport to the Taj Hotel".

Evening Landscape from the Control Room

From the rooftop of this artists' studio in Chuim Village, you are taken on a virtual tour of the neighbourhood. 90 minutes: Live video, audio and archival print material, with live commentary.

From Bandra North to Khar East (Virtual i.e. Real Landscape)

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

Part 3 of our video-lectures on housing histories of Bombay-Mumbai 6:30 pm

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.

Evenings at CAMP Rooftop

A roof-top that has been active for ten years.

Past Present Future

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

CCTV Landscape from Moulali-Entally

A single camera mounted on the roof of Gem Cinema brings us multifarious textures, factoids and fabulations



Kumar's Talkies and Janani's Juliet

POSTPONED :(
We will update with new date shortly
Saturday March 14, 2020
7:00 pm
with Pankaj Rishi Kumar

Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Ja Riya Hoon

7:00pm
Followed by a discussion with Anamika Haksar and many cast and crew members.

As part of Mother Courage and her Unruly, Loving Children

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

Punto De Vista
International Documentary Festival of Navarra
Retrospective: Oceanic Feeling

Mother Truth and her Unruly, Loving Children

SUSPENDED :( Hope to be back in the near future
This season of projections at CAMP begins on weekend evenings starting Saturday, February 29, or leap year day.

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7:00 pm ASSEMBLY, 30 min.
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YEH FREEDOM LIFE, 70 min
Followed by a discussion with Priya

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Screening of a new 5-channel film by CAMP: 85 minutes

A Passage Through Passages is inspired by ethnographic and archival work in five field sites.

The screening is followed by a discussion, and a response from Susan Schuppli.

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