at Documenta13

Two exhibitions:

The Boat Modes in a house in the Karlsaue Park
and with Pad.ma on Afghan Films, in the ex-elisabeth hospital/ex-chinese restaurant.

Returning to Kassel in August for this:
http://andandand.org/events/non-capitalist-web/


The Boat Modes wall text:


A boat has many powers: to gather a society in its making, to distribute goods, to carry people and ideas across places that, it seems to us, are more different than ever before. The phrase “Boat modes” has a practical use here, which is to express the peculiar and flexible ways in which these boats are manifest in the Western Indian Ocean. But it also has other possibilities; such as to follow Bruno Latour in asking a question “in a way that a specific kind of agency appears.” A matter of tone, or key. Or to create further paths from these boats’ continued expansion of categories such as “sovereign”, “pirate”, “container”, “free trade”, “money”, and “work” at such points where known maritime histories and economics seem to say: “End!”

Modes appear at the intersection of forces and environments, and are arranged here in the shape of the constellation Pleiades, or Thurayya in Gujarati and Arabic navigation maps. They accompany a film that takes us on a journey from the Gulf of Kutch in India to the U.A.E. to Somali ports, and back. The songs in the film were all found, married to the cell-phone videos that you see.


The film is 60 minutes, and starts on the hour.


Credits

Co-commissioned by Documenta13 and the Sharjah Art Foundation

Camera: Shaina Anand, Junas Bhagad, Mrinal Desai, Sultan Hajji, Zakir Hussain, Mohammed Rafik, Ashok Sukumaran, Siddik Umer, the crew of Safina Al Zilani, Al Madina Mangrol, Al Naved, Sabir Priya and many others.

Editing: Shaina Anand, Sreya Chatterjee

Cruciforms: Ashok Sukumaran, Sindhu Thirumalaisamy, Prerna Bishnoi

With thanks to: Sanjay Bhangar, Zinnia Ambapardiwala, Ranjana Dave at CAMP
Fahad Bishara, Jatin Dua, Kaizad Gherda, Nida Ghouse, Engseng Ho, Eungie Joo, Faiza Khan, Altaf Makhiawala, Radhamohini Prasad, Edward Simpson, Samia Rab, Julia Stoff, Kathy Zarur, and the Foundation for Arts Initiatives.

Gallery: at Documenta13
Swearing-In-Whispers, 2011

A screenplay in Courier 12pt melodramatic format, spanning the first three days of lobbying for cabinet spots, in the wake of the Indian general elections of 2009. The dialogue is entirely from phone taps made by the government. The screenplay slows them down and asks: what kinds of environments and scenes may lie behind them, and how are they connected?

Printed screenplay and IVR-based phone line, audience can type in scene numbers to hear dialogue in the original voices. Also performed as a reading.

Archive Practicum: Dont Wait for the Archive 3

A workshop at
Afghan Films, Kabul
March 25th to April 15th, 2012

with Shaina Anand, Vijay Chavan, Mariam Ghani, Faiza Khan, Ashok Sukumaran and members and staff of Afghan Films

The Boat-Modes

Our Documenta(13) installation "The Boat Modes" at Freedom, Kunstpalais, Erlangen

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

On Display at Tate Modern, Media Networks, till November 2022

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

"Watch and Chill"
83 mins
2013
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, and online.

Wharfage

At first, a project on the creek in Sharjah in 2009, from where a large number of ships leave for Somali ports.

Lahore Biennale 01

CAMP at Sheher o Funn, the inaugural biennale of the city of Lahore with From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf.

Fwd: Re: Archive

The central event of a month-long gathering organised around the 10th anniversary of Pad.ma the footage archive, and the 5th anniversary of Indiancine.ma.



You Are Now

as part of
Proposals for a Memorial to Partition
Curated by Murtaza Vali

CAMP draws a series of lines between this and that exhibition.Not only between country A and country B, or horizontally between peoples or on the plane of "cultural exchanges" or "extra-national space", but vertically, or diagonally, reaching out to an actual place, to its actual power and presence.

GHAR MEIN SHEHAR HONA - Part III

at de(Coding) Mumbai
With Shaina, Ashok and Simpreet
and Adarsh, Alyque, Naezy, Nayak, Medha, Sandeep, Rajjo, Tiger.

Passages through Passages الرفيق قبل الطريق

A survey exhibition of the spatial, technical and cultural imaginations cultivated by CAMP.

When the Cold Blows

A performance by our collaborators on cctv.camp, Seoul Express. More details: https://njpart.ggcf.kr/when-the-cold-blows/.

The Neighbour before the House الجار قبل الدار

EYEWITNESS
New Media Gallery

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

Watch and Chill
M+
West Kowloon Cultural District

All Events