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
From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

On Display at Tate Modern, Media Networks, till November 2021

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

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.

Wharfage

At first, a project on the creek in Sharjah, 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.



CAMP awarded Nam June Paik Art Center Prize 2020

Image: CAMP studio (handmade book scanner, optical scanner, four computers, NVR recorder, joystick, microphones, salad box, water, biscuits, coffee on the folding table. Bookshelves made of paper rolls, books, routers, awards, air conditioning and fan above. Inventory of electronics + museum of Jurassic technology below the tables, flooring replaced from wear. Some persons on a break, a person taking the picture.)

Ghar Mein Shehar Hona Part 2

Part 2 of the housing histories project, From Footpath to Flat (via FSI) is online.

Ghar Mein Shehar Hona part 1

Part 1 of the housing histories project, Ghar Mein Shehar Hona: From Janata Colony to Janata Colony (imaginary to destroyed), is online.

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.

A Timeline and a Film, with Priya Sen

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

All Events