Sept Soirees was a series of battery-powered "evenings" in the Marche N' Gellaw, a suburban market in Dakar, Senegal. These evenings were conceived in a situation where there is scarce time, space or other resources for communal activity at a certain scale. Also because of the peculiar condition of cinemas in Dakar: there are only two still functioning.
These "micro-cinema" and "micro-radio" events are performed by showing up at a street corner with some equipment, and negotiating the rest.
See daily breakup on right for more details:
Patrick Watkins, Daoda Arfang Kote, Nyaga, Ndiaga, Batje, Ableye and DJ Amala Doucoure.
Special thanks to:
Modibo Diaware, Baba Diop, Kan-si Salaam, Jean-luc, Manu Louisgrand, Paulette and our wonderful hosts at Ker Thiosanne: Marion Louisgrand, Francois Sylla, Marie-Anna Tsagouris, Moussa, Adama, Seree.
Thanks also to:
Djibril, Genova, Amadou Kane, Mamadou Pam, Rana Singh, Ramata.
And at Marche N'Gellaw, Abdour Rahman-ly, Macky Ndiaye, Usman Cisse, Diop et freres and many many others.
Sept Soiress took place during a residency at Ker-Thiosanne during AfroPixel 08, part of the Dakar Off-Bienalle.
Marche N'Gellaw - I 103 FM. Ak DJ Amala and the shops around Bisuiterie rue 18.
Cinema Hindou- Anhoni Ko Honi kar De (Hindi Cinema: make the unreal, real)
A study break and a peek into the going-ons in the neighbouring kognes during English class.
After many meetings with various groups in the market, we decided to begin with "micro cinema" for t
Cinema Wolof: The little girl who stole the sun, Mambety's last film from his unfinished trilogy, 't
A single camera mounted on the roof of Gem Cinema brings us multifarious textures, factoids and fabulations
Shaina presented at "Technologies of Knowledge" at the Bauhaus Centenary event at the HKW, Berlin.
Ashok gave a talk in Irit Rogoff's class/ Research Architecture about CAMP's Indian Ocean projects.
with Kamal Swaroop and collaborators, a Journey through Phalke's world.
The New Medium II: Footage Films. 17 Oct, PVR Icon 6:30 pm
With Ranjani Mazumdar, Shohini Ghosh, Charu Gargi and Shikha Jingan Live Event The New Medium II
A 200-year neighbourhood story told through a single camera mounted on a cinema hall. Opening eve
Footage Films 14 films and three live events that explode the relationship between Footage and Film
Ashok gave a talk on digital video and text, at "Digital Humanities and Literary Studies" seminar at SNDT Women's University.
Friday 15th September 2017.5:00pm to 6:30 pm at CAMP. An evening discussion with Usha Ramanathan, Vi
Structure of a Forthcoming Film
Excavating the Bombay Police Mutiny, August 15th 1982