From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf
Sharjah Biennial 11
March 13- May 13 2013
Film screening every evening 8 30 pm
at an open-air cinema on the corner of Bank Street and Corniche Road, Sharjah
Run-time 80 mins
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
From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf is a result of four years of dialogue, friendship and exchange between CAMP and a group of sailors from Kutch, who come to Sharjah often. Their travels and those of co-seafarers from Sindh, Baluchistan and Southern Iran show us a world cut into many pieces, not easily bridged by nostalgics or nationalists. Instead, we follow the physical crossings made by these groups of people who make and sail boats. And who also make videos, sometimes with songs married to them.
Feature-length travelogue by sea between western India, eastern Africa and the Persian gulf. First shown at a purpose built outdoor cinema on the creekside in Sharjah in 2013, where many of the sailors gather. Shown in Documenta 13 in an abridged form, as part of the installation The Boat Modes.
83 mins. Original format(s): HDV, SDV, VHS, Cellphone videos (variable). Stereo audio and in-cameraphone music.
On Display at Tate Modern, Media Networks, till November 2021
Ishara Art Foundation
CAMP’s From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (2013) at the Len Lye Center Cinema, New Plymouth
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...
Punto De Vista
International Documentary Festival of Navarra
Retrospective: Oceanic Feeling
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.
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
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.
ASSEMBLY, 30 min.
YEH FREEDOM LIFE, 70 min
Followed by a discussion with Priya
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.