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
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



worker photography_from ahmedabad, surat, mumbai

Save the date for this event with Aajeevika Bureau. The format is, watching 60 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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