Memorius is 5
We will remember it ... as a small spherical robot-camera, perched on a tripod made up of four floors of a building in north-western Bombay, on the old border between the British and Portuguese empires.
A generic 21c security camera with a non-generic purpose: to "film", rather than to "wait and watch". This object - we called it Memorius after the character in a Borges story that first appeared in a Buenos Aires newspaper in 1942 (who not only remembered everything, but also always knew the time) - is 5 years old today. In another 5, it will be 10. The Thing is 22, CAMP is 15...
The stream from Memorius is always at "local time", intercut by images from its young memory: The result is a kind of context-machine in which one image provides a context for another, by thickening it in time.
Viewable at the Panke Gallery, from 3 pm to 7pm Wednesday to Saturday until December 1, 2022.
13m 14s looped, seven channel environment with music
Filmed by CCTV camera from a single-point location in South-Central Mumbai.
Bombay Tilts Down
13m 14s looped, seven channel environment
Book and Web launch of a video art theory project by Dieter Daniels and Jan Thoben. Includes a presentation of their multi-format essay on njp.ma.
Talk by Shaina A in conversation with Gahee Park at the Seoul Museum of Modern Art, about the Wharfage publication and From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf .
Ashok S participates in Experimenter Curators Hub 2022.
Featuring From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf
Organised by Deichtorhallen, Hamburg and Sharjah Art Foundation, curated by Omar Kholeif.
Shaina A speaks at the Getting Real'22 conference organised by the International Documentary Association.
From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf
as part of
Proposals for a Memorial to Partition
Curated by Murtaza Vali
CAMP draws a series of lines between this and that exhibition. Not only between country A and country B, or horizontally between peoples or on the plane of "cultural exchanges" or "extra-national space", but vertically, or diagonally, reaching out to an actual place, to its actual power and presence.
at de(Coding) Mumbai
With Shaina, Ashok, Simpreet
and Adarsh, Alyque, Naezy, Nayak, Medha, Sandeep, Rajjo, Tiger...
For All Vahanvatti is designed to help a group think from the sea, rather than from the land. CAMP with Reliable Copy Propositions.
Ashok S participated in the School of Environment and Architecture annual conference, with a suggestion on the deployment of abstractions.