CCTV Landscape from Lower Parel

A 200-year neighbourhood story told through a single camera mounted on a cinema hall.

Opening event
The New Medium II: Footage Films

Friday 13th Oct 2017
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
IMAX at PVR Phoenix
also
Monday 16th Oct 2017
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
PVR Phoenix 6



The word kamra and camera have the same root. A camera is just a room with a hole in it. Small people inside this room can see an image of the great outdoors, without themselves being seen. This experience, of watching without being watched, is at the very heart of cinema.

These days, it is more difficult to achieve, since there are reportedly more cameras than people in the world. Yet, we can stage such an experience, from inside a dark cinema hall in the heart of the city.

In around 1880, a series of hot-air balloon ascents took place in Parel. For the first time, Bombay could be seen from above, by a creature that was not a bird. Through the long 20th century, the chimneys of the Bombay mills tried to expel the fumes of wood and coal, labour and land-based struggles, into the faraway atmosphere. Today, we find ourselves floating above the chimneys in the overloaded vertical matrix that is Parel, surrounded by remnants and restaurants, swimming pools and waterlogged streets, memories and birds, songs and construction sites, dreams and fears.

Maybe the true destiny of CCTV is to make us secretly intimate with each other and our surroundings.

The Neighbour before the House

"The Neighbour Before the House deals with the effects and narrative remainders of a (warfare) technology and proposes a method of witnessing, a witness machine."

Justice Lentin visits Kamraj Nagar, and What Happens Next

at CED (Centre for Education and Documentation)
3, Suleman Chambers, 4 Battery Street,
Behind Regal Cinema, Colaba, Mumbai.
Wednesday August 2, 2017
7 pm to 8:30 pm.

Including in person:
Journalist Olga Tellis
Lawyer Kranti L.C.
Poet and critic Ranjit Hoskote,
John D'Souza of the CED, among others.

In mid-monsoon exactly thirty-six years ago, Chief Minister A.R. Antulay initiated Operation Demolition, whose objective was to bulldoze and evict pavement dwellers in a corridor "from the Airport to the Taj Hotel".

Evening Landscape from the Control Room

From the rooftop of this artists' studio in Chuim Village, you are taken on a virtual tour of the neighbourhood. 90 minutes: Live video, audio and archival print material, with live commentary.

THE NEW MEDIUM III: Multi-Screen Cinema

A 2-day festival within the Mumbai Film Festival. Sixteen multi-screen films and video installations by pioneering filmmakers and artists, many of them Asian premieres, will be presented in the cinema hall. Curated by Shaina Anand.

THE NEW MEDIUM II

Footage Films

14 films and three live events that explode the relationship between Footage and Films into a galaxy of possibilities.
Curated by Shaina Anand
at MAMI
October 12 to October 18, 2017

Past Present Future

A never-ending project housed at CAMP around peoples histories of Bombay-Mumbai.

CCTV Landscape from Moulali-Entally

A single camera mounted on the roof of Gem Cinema brings us multifarious textures, factoids and fabulations



worker photography_from home to home

Migrant Worker Cellphone Photography from Surat, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Save the date for this event with Ajeevika. The format is, watching 50 projected photographs over two hours, while talking about them. Several photographers will attend.

Festival des Trois Continents

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...

Evening Landscape from the Control Room

From the rooftop of this artists' studio in Chuim Village, you are taken on a virtual tour of the neighbourhood. 90 minutes: Live video, audio and archival print material, with live commentary.

THE NEW MEDIUM III: Multi-Screen Cinema

A 2-day festival within the Mumbai Film Festival. Sixteen multi-screen films and video installations by pioneering filmmakers and artists, many of them Asian premieres, will be presented in the cinema hall. Curated by Shaina Anand.

An Oceanic Feeling

CAMP’s From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (2013) at the Len Lye Center Cinema, New Plymouth

From Bandra North to Khar East (Virtual i.e. Real Landscape)

via RTI, TDR, Cyprus, Speculative Housing, Capital Flight, GBGB Andolan, Multicam Stings, Drone Leaks, Abu, Adarsh, Alyque, Naezy, Nayak, Rajjo, Tiger, .pdf and .xlsx.

Part 3 of our video-lectures on housing histories of Bombay-Mumbai 6:30 pm

Housing Histories Seminar

"Ghar Mein Shehar Hona: City Housing in a Cultural Matrix, 1951 to 2020". Three evenings of immersive histories on CAMP Rooftop.

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