Pad.ma Archive Launch

Thursday, February 28, 2008.

PAD.MA is an online archive of video material, primarily footage and not finished films, that has been densely text-annotated. The entire collection is searchable and viewable online, and is free to download for non-commercial use.
We see PADMA as a way of opening up a set of images, intentions and effects present in video footage -- resources that conventions of video-making, editing and viewing have over time tended to suppress, or make unavailable.

Preview and website launch of PAD.MA:
the public access digital media archive.


Thursday, 28th february 2008
6:00pm
Jnanapravaha,
3rd floor, Queen's Mansion,
(Opposite Gallery Chemould)
G.Talwatkar Marg,
Fort, Mumbai-1.
For directions, see:
http://camputer.org/images/jnanaMap.jpg

Event Timeline:

6:00 pm.
Introductions, and the Collaborative Project: Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran.
The Dominant, Residual and Emergent in the Imagination of the Archive: Lawrence Liang.
Lost/Found/Public, from Images to Narratives: Madhusree Dutta.
Introduction to a True History of Digital Video: Sebastian Luetgert,
and Unveiling of pad.ma website with Jan Gerber.

7:30 pm. Interval: Browse through the archive over tea and snacks.

8:00 pm.
Legal framework: Namita Malhotra.
Practical FAQs, and how you can contribute: Sanjay Bhangar.
Q and A session, moderated by Bishakha Dutta.




PAD.MA is an online archive of video material, primarily footage and not finished films, that has been densely text-annotated. The entire collection is searchable and viewable online, and is free to download for non-commercial use.
We see PAD.MA as a way of opening up a set of images, intentions and effects present in video footage-- resources that conventions of video-making, editing and viewing have tended to suppress, or leave behind. This "expanded" form then points to other political potentials for such material, towards less-known territory that lies beyond the finite documentary film format or the youtube clip.

The design of the archive makes possible various types of "viewing" and contextualisation: from an overview of themes and timelines to much closer readings of transcribed dialogue and geographical location, to layers of writing: clip-level descriptions and other annotations by both archive contributors and online users. At the moment, PAD.MA has approximately 150 "events" on video, mostly from Mumbai and Bangalore. This adds up to about 100 hours of fully transcribed video footage, which we expect to grow to more than 400 hours by early 2009.

The PAD.MA project is initiated by a group consisting of oil21.org from Berlin, the Alternative Law Forum from Bangalore, and three organisations from Mumbai: Majlis, Point of View and ChitrakarKhana /CAMP.




Indiancine.ma

Pad.ma has a sister project.

Indiancine.ma is an annotated online archive of Indian film.

Phantas.ma/polis

The video art programme of the 2021 Asian Art Biennial

Presented by Pad.ma

Pad.ma

is an ongoing public-access media archival project, centered around video as a medium of documentation, collection, argumentation and exchange. Its objective is to consolidate, densely annotate, and make available online several scattered collections of video material, to begin with in Mumbai and Bangalore. Pad.ma is a collaboration between oil21.org, CAMP, Majlis, Point of View, the Alternative Law Forum, and other future contributors.

Fwd: Re: Archive

The central event of a month-long gathering organised around the 10th anniversary of Pad.ma the footage archive, and the 5th anniversary of Indiancine.ma.



CAMP After Media Promises

Nam June Paik Art Center Prize

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

Toronto Palestine Film Festival

الجار قبل الدار The Neighbour before the House 60 mins 2009-2011 Toronto Palestine Film Festival

Palestine from Above

Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
The Neighbour before the House
A.M Qattan Foundation

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

"Watch and Chill"
83 mins
2013
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, and online.

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

South Asia Foreground
Labocine, June 2021 issue

Vikalp @ Prithvi + Q & A with CAMP

Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
The Neighbour before the House
(60 mins)
2009
Arabic and English with English Subtitles.

Flashback Friday!

ReMembering
EK DOZEN PAANI
(2008)

Join us for a special Flashback Friday evening, as we journey back with the films in the presence of, and in conversation with many of the filmmakers, accompanied by bonus archival material.

PaNi SaRe DhaGa Ma (Water Is In All The Clouds) as the sargam notes and title connote was an exploration of the many lives of water - social, political, material, and spectral - as lived and experienced by young dwellers of the Mumbai suburbs of east Jogeshwari in 2008

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