Asia Art Archive in America
3:30 pm, 13th April, 2014
gestures in video should be measured, or rubbed up against, its own
ordinary. Pad.ma is an archive primarily of footage and not films. It
tries to catch this ordinary, and some of its qualities and evolution,
in the Indian context in particular. It collects materials and works
intensively through them to try and make sense of intentions,
technologies, accidents and effects. It asks whether a film can be
beautiful from the inside as well as the outside. It thus enquires about
not only in what is visible, but also about the backend in which
machines or souls that propel or cast images and sounds in a particular
way. Even though the video ordinary is constantly overflowing and
receding from our attention, Pad.ma tries to parse some of it, for
threads that may lead us to new paths.
This hour-long assembly from Pad.ma, made and presented using the website, tells a story of the evolution of the video everyday; its practices, effects, appearances and affirmations in relation to an everyday life that itself is changing.
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.
as part of
Proposals for a Memorial to Partition
Curated by Murtaza Vali
CAMP draws a series of lines between this and that exhibition.Not only between country A and country B, or horizontally between peoples or on the plane of "cultural exchanges" or "extra-national space", but vertically, or diagonally, reaching out to an actual place, to its actual power and presence.
at de(Coding) Mumbai
With Shaina, Ashok and Simpreet
and Adarsh, Alyque, Naezy, Nayak, Medha, Sandeep, Rajjo, Tiger.
For All Vahanvatti is designed to help a group think from the sea, rather than from the land. CAMP with Reliable Copy Propositions.
Ashok S participated in the School of Environment and Architecture annual conference, with a suggestion on the deployment of abstractions.
Ashok (remote) and Shaina (in-person) participated in the last panel of the March Meeting, New Forms of Surveillance and Extraction.
A reading by CAMP
Opening of Passages Through Passages
A survey exhibition of the spatial, technical and cultural imaginations cultivated by CAMP.
New Media Gallery
Watch and Chill
West Kowloon Cultural District