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Saturday March 14, 2020
with Pankaj Rishi Kumar
20 mins. LIVE
A live edit using Pad.ma, of sound recordings made for Pankaj's first feature film Kumar Talkies by PM Satheesh in Kalpi in 1997. With visuals from a VHS rough-cut of the 16 mm film, shot by Avijit Mukul Kishore. Kumar Talkies won a National Award for Best Audiography in 1999.
53 mins. 2019
A Puducherry based theater company wants to remake a four-century-old tragedy about love and class as a contemporary story of inter-caste love, and a filmmaker is drawn in by the process. Their awakenings are triggered by Kaushalya, whom they visit in person and on screen. Love can annihilate caste, that was the power Kaushalya and Shankar wielded; and so the tragedy. As the narratives devolve and the cast and directors evolve revealing their own entitlements and limitations - both play and film take form. Janani's Juliet won best documentary at International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) in 2019 and was an official entry from India for the Oscars.
Followed by a conversation with Pankaj.
Pad.ma invites you to
Rivers without Banks
27th December, 2013 through 27th January, 2014
Before the start of a new year; and among big and small resolutions for the future we chose to ask ourselves what is free cinema today, what is its political and perceptual economy, and what could we summon of its powers, before embarking on new journeys of making and thinking.
Rivers without Banks is a screening program of films whose durations extend beyond conventional length. But importantly, this is not a collection put together quantitatively, even as we may argue that the epic scales present in the chosen films carry the weight of histories, and put together chronologically show us a century where individual everyday lives face the annals of terrible power; where the human condition battles with nature and technology, with love and loss, with good and evil.
The film evokes the practice of the diary film, at once observational and reflexive, and draws power from its twin strategies of frugal economy and long duration. Screening & discussion with Renu.
Saturday or Sunday evening screenings through winter, exploring footage both within and outside the usual capsule of "the film". An experience that could be similar to watching films, or at other times harder to digest, or slower to release, closer to the moment of shooting, less censorious, and less fearful of finitude. Another life, another world of viewing and listening experiences is always possible.
This season of projections at CAMP begins on weekend evenings starting Saturday, February 29, or leap year day.
Followed by a discussion with Anamika Haksar and many cast and crew members.
As part of Mother Courage and her Unruly, Loving Children
ASSEMBLY, 30 min.
YEH FREEDOM LIFE, 70 min
Followed by a discussion with Priya
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.