Commonly seen as the bane of documentary films, the "talking head" is reincarnated as a rare and entertaining set of encounters, in formats such as:
a solo, by a woman in her kitchen, and another in a dance bar,
a couple, in a playful interview by jean-luc godard of woody allen,
a trio, when two european film students drunkenly interview tsai ming liang,
four men on a talk-show set, "the Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and the presenter, on In-Mumbai cable channel in 2001,
"paanch bahuraniyan" (five daughters-in-law) in a feudal house in an urban village in Delhi,
a dozen young people and a dholki (drum) singing an old protest song indoors,
a crowd that takes over a TV studio in Bucharest, in 1989.
Also featuring, not in this order: deleuze, dhasal, haraway, ibrahim, prelinger, navalkar, roy, Talking Heads, zizek and more.
What thread ties them together? Perhaps no one , just as all the objects in one's house are not "related" in a simple way.
Come and see more at:
Sunday, 26th December 2010, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday or Sunday evening screenings through winter, exploring footage both within and outside the usual capsule of "the film". An experience that could be similar to watching films, or at other times harder to digest, or slower to release, closer to the moment of shooting, less censorious, and less fearful of finitude. Another life, another world of viewing and listening experiences is always possible.
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.
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.