Edgware Road: Findings.
An evening of sound and images from the Edgware road.
Saturday, 18 April
at the new
Centre for Possible Studies
14 Porchester Place, W2 2BS (off Kendal Street)
(this is an invitee-only event)
Shaina, Ashok, Amal and Janna would like to invite you to spend an
evening with us, and view some materials from our recent research on
the commercial and cultural landscape of the Edgware Road. We have been
collecting a lot of stories and "evidence" around the deep changes
this street has seen in the past century, including at the Old English
Gentleman (for a century known as King's Head, now lebanese-owned, 132 edgware road)
and the Shishawy restaurant (formerly Gala Royal cinema, then Arabic
Centre, Arrimal nightclub, Hilal House and Miramar, 51-53 edgware
These fragments mark the beginning of a web-based and printing project by the Bombay-based artists group CAMP, as part of the Edgware Road Project: a Serpentine Gallery initiative in collaboration with Ashkal Alwan – The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Beirut, and Townhouse Gallery, Cairo.
with many thanks to:
Edgware Road Association, Al Arez staff, Shishawy staff,
and the many people in the neighbourhood who have already been generous with their time and timelines.
CAMP is involved in a 2-year "print-from-web" project, linked to its own investigations of the infrastructures of commerce and pleasure in this part of London. As part of the first "block study", we looked at several buildings and their ownership and use histories, and produced a series of tablemats.
The web-based part of the project resides at http://edgwareroad.org. ( now at Print.with.camp ) This website collects materials from various such "studies", conducted by us and others, which then are collaboratively edited and published in a number of physical forms: volumes, pamphlets and placemats. This is an ongoing project, as part of the Serpentine Gallery's Public Program.
with Albert-Lászlo Barabási, CAMP, Burak Arikan and Hans Ulrich Obrist at Hidden Patterns.
EK DOZEN PAANI
Join us for a special Flashback Friday evening, as we journey back with the films in the presence of, and in conversation with many of the filmmaker’s accompanied by bonus archival material.
PaNi SaRe DhaGa Ma (Water Is In All The Clouds) as the sargam notes and title connote was an exploration of the many lives of water - social, political, material, and spectral - as lived and experienced by young dwellers of the Mumbai suburbs of east Jogeshwari in 2008
CAMP, in Conversation with Elvira Dyangani Ose.
Ashok introduces a video on the Monsoon in Lallubhai, made at R & R, at the opening event of the inhabited sea project.
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.)
Part 2 of the housing histories project, From Footpath to Flat (via FSI) is online.
Online seminar/"masterclass" with students of Srishti, Bangalore.
Part 1 of the housing histories project, Ghar Mein Shehar Hona: From Janata Colony to Janata Colony (imaginary to destroyed), is online.
Followed by a discussion with Anamika Haksar and many cast and crew members.
As part of Mother Courage and her Unruly, Loving Children
Punto De Vista
International Documentary Festival of Navarra
Retrospective: Oceanic Feeling