Camera Obscura

Tate Modern

29th March, 2017, 7:00 pm
South Tank

Using a live presentational format honed through years of public presentations in their rooftop cinema in Mumbai, CAMP takes us into the dark rooms and black boxes of our times.


Camera Obscura is an assemblage drawn from the history of proto-photographic and photographic surveillance – from the eponymous darkened room which people entered to see an image of the outside world, to CCTV control rooms and hidden cameras the size of a spectacle screw – as well as from their own cinematic works and those of fellow artists. Together, they unsettle the neutrality of the documentary image and provoke us with ways of seeing, being seen and being heard.

Presented in parallel with CAMP’s Could Have Beens installation in the Transformer Galleries and East Tank, this live presentation provides fascinating insight into the group’s politically-engaged working methods. Could Have Beens will be on view throughout the evening alongside the work of Fred Moten & Wu Tsang, Isabel Lewis and Fujiko Nakaya, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Shiro Takatani.  


Gallery: Camera Obscura
From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

On Display at Tate Modern, Media Networks, till November 2022

Could Have Beens

Tate Modern
Transformer Galleries and Tanks
Ten Days Six Nights
March 24 to April 2, 2017

CAMP presents a series of works including Windscreen, Capital Circus, One Agreement and Four-letter Film.

We also host Camera Obscura, an evening with video and talking, on the 29th of March.

The X-Ray Files

From Stings to Leaks to Citizen Vigilantes

A video lecture
at
CAMP Roof
Tuesday June 10
7:30 - 10:30 pm

CCTV Social

In March 2008 Shaina Anand collaborated with Manchester Metropolitan University and Arndale Shopping Centre to open working CCTV environments to a general audience. People normally 'enclosed' by these networks came into the control rooms to view, observe and monitor this condition, endemic in the UK.

CCTV Landscape from Moulali-Entally

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



Passages through Passages الرفيق قبل الطريق

A survey exhibition of the spatial, technical and cultural imaginations cultivated by CAMP.

When the Cold Blows

A performance by our collaborators on cctv.camp, Seoul Express. More details: https://njpart.ggcf.kr/when-the-cold-blows/.

The Neighbour before the House الجار قبل الدار

EYEWITNESS
New Media Gallery

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

Watch and Chill
M+
West Kowloon Cultural District

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

Watch and Chill
MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum

CAMP After Media Promises

Nam June Paik Art Center Prize

An exhibition of the contextually rich, environment-shifting media works of CAMP

NJP.MA

NJP.MA documents the intermedia experiments of Fluxus artists as they encountered and radically transformed the distributive capacities of the new mediums of video and broadcast art, led substantially by the prescient work of Nam June Paik.

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