Pirate Cinema Bombay Sneak Preview

Sunday, December 28
7 pm - 10 pm
at CAMP rooftop

Jose Benazeraf
James Benning
Guy Debord
Paula Delsol
Philippe Garrel
Jean-Luc Godard
Isidore Isou
Ken Jacobs
Joseph Marzano
Aleksandr Medvedkin
Jonas Mekas
Artavazd Peleshian
Nicholas Ray
Satyajit Ray
Jack Smith
Agnes Varda
Dziga Vertov
Andy Wachowski
Larry Wachowski
Andy Warhol

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Ek Dozen Screening 7

Screening # 7

Saturday 27 December 2008
6:30 pm
CAMP's Rooftop
301 Alif Apartments
34-A Chuim Village
Khar (W)
Mumbai - 52

where is this?

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Ek Dozen Screenings 4, 5 and 6

Screening # 4

Wednesday 17 December 2008
6 pm
Room no. V in TISS

Screening # 5

Friday 19 December 2008
6 pm
Queens Mansion,
3rd Floor,
A.K. Nayak Marg, Fort
For map, click here

Screening # 6

Saturday 20th December 2008
at Swami Vivekanand School,
opposite IT Colony,
Jogeshwari East

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To See is To Change:

A Parallax View of 40 Years of German Video Art.

Over two days, ten artists, critics and enthusiasts present a "recuration" of the 40 Years of German Video Art, a collection being circulated by the Goethe Institut. These respondents bring to the archive their own urgencies and preoccupations, and suggest that this "package" is not a sealed entity, and can be re-read as a history of encounter and entanglement between disciplines, geographies, schools of thought, agents and artforms.

The 2-day screening program will be held 14th-15th November, 2008.
at Jnanapravaha, and (on the same floor, opposite door) Gallery Chemould.

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Ek Dozen Screenings 2 and 3

Screening # 2

Friday 7 November 2008
7:30 pm
YUVA Community Resource Centre
Bandra Plot. Premnagar
Jogeshwari East

Screening # 3

Sunday 9 November 2008
7:30 pm
JOY [Jogeshwari Organisation of Youth]
Sarvodaya Nagar
Jogeshwari East

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Phone * Computer with Celliax

A presentation by Giovanni Maruzzelli on connecting cellphones to a computer network using the Asterisk open-source telephony server, and the chan_celliax driver.
Monday, 20th October.
6:30 p.m to 9:00 pm.
CAMP Studio.

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Ek Dozen Pani

Ek Dozen Paani is a screening of 12 short films made during our project in Jogeshwari, a north Mumbai suburb.
This is the first screening of the material, and was specially held for the video group itself, and other community members and friends.

3-5 pm , Ketnav Preview Theatre, Bandra.
Sunday, 28th September 2008.

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From the Category Video Art: Part II

On the excess of images, and of access to images.

In this screening and discussion we look at several artist's works (including our own) based on security imaging or CCTV. This gives us a few new ways to think about contemporary images, and the "democracy" of image-making, in particular. It also suggests that the term "found footage" may not be sufficient, may even be misleading, for describing such work.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

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Seven: Sept Soirees

Sept soirees au marche N'Gellaw-I

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Six: After School

A study break and a peek into the going-ons in the neighbouring kognes during English class.

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Five: Cinema Hindou

Cinema Hindou- Anhoni Ko Honi kar De (Hindi Cinema: make the unreal, real)

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Four: Cinema Wolof-II

Cinema Wolof: The little girl who stole the sun, Mambety's last film from his unfinished trilogy, 'tales of the little people.'

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Three: Street Performance

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Two: Micro Radio

Marche N'Gellaw - I 103 FM. Ak DJ Amala and the shops around Bisuiterie rue 18.

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One, Micro Cinema

After many meetings with various groups in the market, we decided to begin with "micro cinema" for the premiere soiree. We chose Mandabi, (Le Mandat In French), by one of Senegal's well known directors (and novelists), Ousmane Sembene.

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Shelter, Visibility, Love

The ACAF (Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum) in Alexandria/ Iskandariya, Egypt hosted a 4-day workshop conducted by Ashok and Shaina. Participants in "Shelter, Visibility, Love" produced a variety of material that was placed in two temporary exhibitions.

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Sept Soirees

Sept Soirees was a series of battery-powered "evenings" in the Marche N' Gellaw, a suburban market in Dakar, Senegal. These evenings were conceived in a situation where there is scarce time, space or other resources for communal activity at a certain scale. Also because of the peculiar condition of cinemas in Dakar: there are only two still functioning.
These "micro-cinema" and "micro-radio" events are performed by showing up at a street corner with some equipment, and negotiating the rest.

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CCTV Social Manchester

CCTV social premiered on April 3rd at Cornerhouse Manchester, as part of Asian Trienale Manchester 08, organised by Shisha. The show, titled what do you want, feautred five artists from India and was curated by Kathy Rae Huffman.

Shaina @ Cornerhouse

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Through both days, Max, Jon, Georgina, Marisa, Chris and I walked through the mall, aware that we were being followed. Playing around with UK's Data Protection act and the documentary filmmakers mandatory 'image release'(with a side-ways wink at 'participatory' art practice), we carried with us "Image Release Forms' and encouraged people to sign on. The net result was that we had about a 100 release forms and were able to make a 'public' request for the Surveillance Videos.

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The Mall

At 10 am on March 25, Chris Clarke led us to the back alley behind the Arndale Center. A series of buzzers, auto-lock doors and sign-ins later, and we were in the control room of the Arndale Mall.

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Campus Walk

Around 4 in the evening, the sun came out for a bit. Stuart, (who we had earlier visited at 2am on Friday night to witness the night shift) takes me for a walk around the MMU area. He maps all 36 'open street' cameras. Steve in the control keeps close track on us, cameras overhead rotate and tilt down. I film them instinctively, like animals stalking prey they watch, dark-eyed. Keeping Steve company in the control room are Chris and Anna and Elizabeth, the 4 o'clock visitors. As Stuart and me end our camera count, they spy 2 of their friends cutting across the park.

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Cold Clinic Day 2

Day Two was a colder day. Joe and Steve were blurry-eyed when we got to the 'clinic'; Steve had had been on the eleven-hour night shift and was continuing through the day as they were short-staffed. Friday, the day of our first session had been the last day of Uni. Today was Sunday and the streets were quiet.
The 'warmth' of the Control room provided a space for diagnosis and self-examination. From Kate Taylor, a film curator from Liverpool interested in how artists and operators view CCTV to Phil, an employee of BAE systems and Julie who worked at Granada TV came a range of questions and reflections. Steve, feeling vulnerable and less on the defense offered us some clear insights about life 'on the beat' and about the processes of gentrification and regeneration he had witnessed in the city.

View short excepts from Day Two below.

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Cold Clinic Day 1

The doors of the clinic opened at 11 am. "Have a nice day" by the Stereophonics was playing on the radio and in came Jodie Sadler, a young filmmaker who had traveled from London for the session."So how does all this work, talk me through it."
The day progressed with two-person on-the-hour sessons.
View short excerpts from Day One.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008.

PAD.MA is an online archive of video material, primarily footage and not finished films, that has been densely text-annotated. The entire collection is searchable and viewable online, and is free to download for non-commercial use.
We see PADMA as a way of opening up a set of images, intentions and effects present in video footage -- resources that conventions of video-making, editing and viewing have over time tended to suppress, or make unavailable.

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From the Category: Video Art. Part I

Sunday, February 10, 2008.

CAMP brings you a selection of works on video that are well-known and "published" in some form, but are generally hard to find. In part I, these are mostly videos from the US and Europe, which also reflects conditions in the online networks, i.e. where we found them- which we would like to discuss.

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