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.



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