Photography from Surat, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
With Aajeevika Bureau, which organises support services as well as runs photography clubs with migrant worker groups in these cities.
The format is: watching 60 projected photographs in some detail over two hours, while talking about them. Photos are selections from the Aajeevika series: Ek Ghar, Ghar se Door. Several of the photographers will attend.
Photo above: at Ved Road, Surat, by Shiv Malik from Ganjam, Odisha.
Artist talk @ Beginnings with CAMP
Workshop with Students of ERG/Artistic Practices and Scientific Complexity Masters/Kobe Matthys at Argos.
Beginnings is an exhibition tracing some of the conceptual and artistic origins of CAMP. At ARGOS, Brussels as part of new beginnings at ARGOS itself.
Artist talk: Shaina A at Institute for Comparative Modernity, Cornell University.
A film program at Slought, with Shaina Anand /CAMP about surveillance systems, critical documentary filmmaking, subjectivity and distribution, and a screening of Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar (60 min, 2011), followed by a discussion with filmmaker Shaina and Deborah A. Thomas.
Ashok, Simpreet, and Shaina perform the housing histories trilogy live on 20 21 22 September during the opening week.
Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
Ishara Art Foundation
Ashok gives a part-biographical talk at the MMB, Mumbai, as part of the State of Nature series. Himalayan horticultural history, sewage-infused ice skating rinks, potato science and a series of proposals for art.
A 100-foot long branching sequence of cutouts drawing from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper. Cutouts here are a way of reframing existing photographs as new organisms and to create a new boundary or border for the image.