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
7:00pm
Venue: CAMP Rooftop

Program:

1) Introduction to the Afghan Films and Pad.ma 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.

Pad.ma at Home Works, Beirut

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

April 12 to April 24 2010
@ Home Works
Ashkal Alwan
Beirut



Into the Midst Workshop

Months long workshop initiated by a group of artists in and around Delhi. To analyse contemporary mediation and media theory as a general phenomenon, to discuss emerging practice and theory, and to produce new work.
Part 1 @Sarai, April 20-22, 2024

Broken Cameras

featuring
The Neighbour Before the House
Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
الجار قبل الدار

What the Cameras Saw and Remembered

Two films by CAMP
Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar (The Neighbour before the House)
From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

Captial Circus (2009)

in
The Unfaithful Octopus
at
MAIIAM Contemporary

To See is To Change

with Bombay Tilts Down (2022) and A Photogenic Line, (2019) as part of Photo 24, Melbourne.
In this pair of large-scale works, CAMP explore two sides of their practice; one that produces experimental film and video, often with unusual equipment and angles of participation, and another that creates and animates archives of moving images, documents and photography.

Closing Party! BOMBAY TILTS DOWN

Low-End Therapy
By Swadesi crew Kaali Duniya (Bamboy/Tushar Adhav) with guest MC's Kranti Naari, Pratika, MC Mawali, Khabardar Revolt.
BassBrahma and RaakShas Sound
Equality on the dance floor.

READING LISTENING SEEING Bombay Tilts Down

A tour of the work with CAMP in three acts.
12 January 7 pm, ft. Bamboy
13 January 6 pm
14 January 7:30 pm
20 January 7 pm

Bombay Tilts Down in Mumbai!

7-channel environment. 13 mins, on loop with two alternating soundtracks

A vertical landscape movie in facets. Filmed remotely by one CCTV camera from a single-point location atop a 35-floor building on E. Moses Road during the pandemic.

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