This artist talk accompanies Signals: How
Video Transformed the World.
Organised by Stuart Comer, Michelle Kuo and Rattanamol SIngh Johal.
The evening was about a form of video that is all around us, and a series of positions around it. That present some alternatives to what a friend of ours recently called the: "the loneliness of being alone with Big Brother". That means, just you and the Panopticon. You and the Society of Control. You and Surveillance Capitalism.
So, the idea is to prevent some of these analytical and literary concepts of surveillance and control from becoming too dominant in our heads and bodies -
To prevent them from becoming… self-fulfilling prophecies.
Let's begin with some alternatives to Big Brother...
Photos: Eana Kim
13m 14s looped, seven channel environment with music
Filmed by CCTV camera from a single-point location in South-Central Mumbai.
Nam June Paik Art Center Prize
An exhibition of the "contextually rich, environment-shifting media works of CAMP".
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.
In advance of CAMP's solo at De Appel and in collaboration with LIMA - a screening of two of the studio’s earlier acclaimed projects that examine surveillance, society, and cinematic apparatus.
On three screens, a city-symphony filmed by automated CCTV cameras in Amsterdam. The optical and motor capacities of these cameras are pushed to an extreme. Certain human subjects reappear near or far in the images, suggesting a form of reciprocal knowledge or intent, a secret pact between cameras and people.
CAMP in conversation with Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam and Natasha Ginwala at Experimenter Colaba around their exhibition, Shadow Circus.
The Neighbour Before The House
Film screening followed by discussion with CAMP
M+ Afterimage Cinema
Featuring The Country of the Sea
MOVE STAY OR DISAPPEAR
Saturday, June 10th 2023, 6pm onwards.
An outcome of a 6-week residency at CAMP in Chuim village Khar, a continuing dialogue with each other and with the studio.
Midnight's Third Child
Readings, Screenings and Discussions
with Naeem Mohaiemen
Re-Navigating the Afrasian Sea and Notions of Diaspora
featuring The Annotated "Gujarat and the Sea" and The Country of the Sea
Remembering Chandita, the origins of COMET and Bharat Ki Chaap https://phantas.ma/chanditam-bkc Her annotated essay, 2014
Bombay Tilts Down
13m 14s looped, seven channel environment