ASSEMBLY, 30 min.
YEH FREEDOM LIFE, 70 min
Followed by a discussion with Priya
S reads out this poem by Vinod Kumar Shukl.
हताशा से एक व्यक्ति बैठ गया था
व्यक्ति को मैं नहीं जानता था
हताशा को जानता था
इसलिए मैं उस व्यक्ति के पास गया
मैंने हाथ बढ़ाया
मेरा हाथ पकड़कर वह खड़ा हुआ
मुझे वह नहीं जानता था
मेरे हाथ बढ़ाने को जानता था
हम दोनों साथ चले
दोनों एक दूसरे को नहीं जानते थे
साथ चलने को जानते थे
-7th February 2020
Fatima Sheikh Savitribai Phule Library, Shaheenbagh.
From ASSEMBLY, A timeline from Shaheen Bagh. 30 min
YEH FREEDOM LIFE, 70 min.
Filmed in Ambedkar Nagar, Delhi over 15 months, Yeh Freedom Life tries to keep up with its protagonists. One of them works at a local beauty parlour, the other runs the family’s small cigarette counter at a crowded intersection. They are surrounded by a cacophonous city; they are both in love with other women. "We realised in this duration, that we were making a film in which love was at the centre, and everything else moved around it. Most of what we had to do was to try and follow its swirls and currents and be present through its heartbreaks and epiphanies. In the end, what had revealed itself to us was intense, yet precarious love - and to paraphrase a line a friend wrote about the film - lives that were fully open to its uncertainties".
Language: Hindi with English subtitles
Direction & Editing: Priya Sen
Cinematography: Ankur Ahuja
Sound Mix: Hashtone, Mumbai
Followed by a discussion with Priya.
Priya Sen is an artist working across film, video, sound, and installation. Her work has largely centered around questions of form, urban ethnographies, music, and migration–mainly in New Delhi, a city in which she chooses to situate her practice. Priya was a long-time member of the Cybermohalla Project at Sarai. Her films have been presented at the Flaherty Seminar 2019, among other festivals and venues.
Mother Truth and her Unruly, Loving Children, Session 1.
We will update with new date shortly
Saturday March 14, 2020
with Pankaj Rishi Kumar
Followed by a discussion with Anamika Haksar and many cast and crew members.
As part of Mother Courage and her Unruly, Loving Children
This season of projections at CAMP begins on weekend evenings starting Saturday, February 29, or leap year day.
Punto De Vista
International Documentary Festival of Navarra
Retrospective: Oceanic Feeling
Shaina Anand in conversation with Shaunak Sen Talk: India Art Fair 02 Feb, 5:00-5:45 PM
Drawing from a recent body of post-cinema assemblages and experiences from the Mumbai based collaborative studio CAMP, artists, filmmakers and researchers Shaina Anand and Shaunak Sen will discuss the before and after of Cinema and the Present.
CAMP did an afternoon seminar with the Goldsmiths curatorial knowledge PhD program and its "advanced practices" group. With Irit Rogoff, Adnan Madani, Ramon Amaro, Bridget Crone and students.
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.
A Passage Through Passages is inspired by ethnographic and archival work in five field sites. The central feature of the exhibition is a multi-screen film work by CAMP.
Shaina presents the infrastructures of CAMP and her cinema programming at ECH, Kolkata.
Artist talk @ Beginnings with CAMP
Workshop with Students of ERG/Artistic Practices and Scientific Complexity Masters/Kobe Matthys at Argos.
Beginnings is an exhibition tracing some of the conceptual and artistic origins of CAMP. At ARGOS, Brussels as part of new beginnings at ARGOS itself.
Artist talk: Shaina A at Institute for Comparative Modernity, Cornell University.