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:
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
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.
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.
At first, a project on the creek in Sharjah, from where a large number of ships leave for Somali ports.
CAMP at Sheher o Funn, the inaugural biennale of the city of Lahore with From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf.
CAMP presented at the Inhabited Sea roundtable at IIT Bombay. "An initiative that seeks to create a new imaginary for the terrain of Mumbai."
Save the date for this event with Aajeevika Bureau. The format is, watching 60 projected photographs over two hours, while talking about them. Several photographers will attend.
The Fourth in our series of Archival Journeys, "Part 4: From Bandra North to Khar East". KRVIA Auditorium, from 11 am.
Celebrates its 40th year with an inventory of 40 films and a publication. CAMPs From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf along with films of Wang Bing, Edward Yang, Tsai Ming-Liang, Lav Diaz, Akram Zaatari, Lucrecia Martel, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Abbas Kiarostami...
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.
The third in our series of archival journeys through housing in Hamara Shehar. Part 3: From "Right" to "Information", KRVIA Auditorium, from 11 am.
A 2-day festival within the Mumbai Film Festival. Sixteen multi-screen films and video installations by pioneering filmmakers and artists, many of them Asian premieres, will be presented in the cinema hall. Curated by Shaina Anand.
CAMP’s From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (2013) at the Len Lye Center Cinema, New Plymouth
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
"Ghar Mein Shehar Hona: City Housing in a Cultural Matrix, 1951 to 2020". Three evenings of immersive histories on CAMP Rooftop.