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
Rough Guide to the Media Arts
A Seminar on the Arts at CAMP
CAMP presented at the Inhabited Sea roundtable at IIT Bombay. "An initiative that seeks to create a new imaginary for the terrain of Mumbai."
Workshop with Students of ERG/Artistic Practices and Scientific Complexity Masters/Kobe Matthys at Argos.
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.
Saturday, 18th August, 2012
Venue: CAMP Rooftop
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.
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
Talk by Shaina A in conversation with Gahee Park at the Seoul Museum of Modern Art, about the Wharfage publication and From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf .
Memorius is 5
Ashok S participates in Experimenter Curators Hub 2022.
Featuring From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf
Organised by Deichtorhallen, Hamburg and Sharjah Art Foundation, curated by Omar Kholeif.
Shaina A speaks at the Getting Real'22 conference organised by the International Documentary Association.
From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf
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...
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.