Rough Guide to the Media Arts

Salzburg Summer Academy

This course, part history, part practical, will explore big questions raised by media art – a term usually used to describe software art or electronic practices. However, we expand this definition to all distributive media: radio, television, CCTV, electricity, the Internet and other "networks"

These media are particularly promising in that they continue to challenge and change what art can be. The class will look back at moments of such promise, of utopian potentials in technology, where artists tinkered, hacked, intervened and assembled art that could powerfully imagine and realise ambitious, "real-world" projects.

We will also take a practical look at the properties of certain media, such as radio, television, video, Internet, that suggest what kind of art can be made with them.

The focus will be on process, reception, sensuality, and the role of technology. Interested participants should see themselves as artists who work outside of studios.

What to bring: Tools and know-how for working in your preferred medium Requirements: Some prior knowledge of either sound, photography or video-editing would help you in the course, but it is not indispensable. Open to all. Maximum number of participants: 20.

Assistant: Bernadette Anzengruber Teachers: SHAINA ANAND / ASHOK SUKUMARAN

At the Summer Academy

Rough Guide to the Media Arts

Summer Academy, Salzburg
Class Exhibition
at Schmeide Hallein
9th August, 2013

Experience and Infrastructure

A Seminar on the Arts at CAMP

August 5-7, 2017

Inviting participants, from any background and from anywhere if you can manage travel to Mumbai, to be part of this event through its duration. We will organise in cases of need, accommodation and travel support within India for 3-4 people. There is no fee for participation.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. List of participants is below:

Scanning Workshop

July 2nd and 3rd, 2016.
A workshop on practical scanning and managing collections, with a group of local and international experts and enthusiasts on the subject.

Shelter, Visibility, Love

The ACAF (Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum) in Alexandria/ Iskandariya, Egypt hosted a 4-day workshop conducted by Ashok and Shaina. Participants in "Shelter, Visibility, Love" produced a variety of material that was placed in two temporary exhibitions.

The World of Afghan Films

Saturday, 18th August, 2012
Venue: CAMP Rooftop


1) Introduction to the Afghan Films and workshop in conjunction with documenta13 in Kassel and Kabul.

2) Screening: Audiences and Crowds from the Afghan Films Archive (a cut from the archive, made and screened in Kabul in April), 23 minutes

3) An annotated filmography of Engineer Latif Ahmadi, Afghanistan's most prolific filmmaker in recent times.

4) Screening: Khan-e-Tarikh (House of History) 1996. An essay film by Qader Taheri made during the civil war using archival footage from Afghan Films.

5) Discussion with Shaina Anand, Faiza Ahmad Khan, Ashok Sukumaran, who were part of the workshop in Kabul, and invited guests.

Archive Practicum: Dont Wait for the Archive 3

A workshop at
Afghan Films, Kabul
March 25th to April 15th, 2012

with Shaina Anand, Vijay Chavan, Mariam Ghani, Faiza Khan, Ashok Sukumaran and members and staff of Afghan Films

Archive Building

Floods, Fungus, Friendship and Fibre

Tuesday July 5th, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
at R and R
Lallubhai Compound
Mankhurd, Mumbai

With Aaaaarg, Memory of the World, Open Media Library, Custodians Online solidarity, and others. at Home Works, Beirut

Don't Wait for the Archive
Archiving practices and futures of the image.
A workshop and colloquium with

April 12 to April 24 2010
@ Home Works
Ashkal Alwan

The Thing is... 22

Memorius is 5

In the Heart of Another Country: The Diasporic Imagination in the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection

Featuring From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf
Organised by Deichtorhallen, Hamburg and Sharjah Art Foundation, curated by Omar Kholeif.

Scoring the Words

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

You Are Now

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, Simpreet
and Adarsh, Alyque, Naezy, Nayak, Medha, Sandeep, Rajjo, Tiger...

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