As If – I Rock, Paper, Scissors
January 7 - February 10 2015
In three early works, the roles of subject, medium and author are already rearranged. They struggle with each other on an equal plane. In sculpture, video is seen as a physical force disturbing and seducing subjects. Next to this, a collaboration unfolds in a large mall, in which security people, members of the public and 208 cameras are participants. A third work jujitsus television sets, CCTV and neighbours to reconfigure space, speech and hierarchy in a Delhi neighbourhood.
As If – II Flight of the Black Boxes
24 JORBAGH, New Delhi
January 27 - February 24 2015
Technology’s black boxes are probed and tested. Feelings and strategies develop within and through them. Members of the public enter security, rooms to dialogue with operators. Elsewhere, a single CCTV camera films from the parapets of Palestinian homes, looking over neighbourhoods that have been
broken up into countries. A room camera obscura interrupts the black box of video art with live bodies and trees. The house itself, in a constant state of exhibition and erasure, extrudes changing alphabets in a new work called four-letter film.
As If – III Country of the Sea
DR. BHAU DHAJI LAD MUSEUM, Mumbai
February 21 - April 7 2015
A journey with CAMP’s five-year Wharfage project and related maritime explorations. The city premiere of the widely-travelled film From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf. In other antagonisms: labour deep inside containers, lists arguing with lists, photographs of other photographs, and a wall map titled The Country of the Sea. A counterpoint to both the imperial 'view from the boat'; and to
contemporary metaphors of the 'liquidity' and 'flow' of oceanic and global relations.
As If – IV Night For Day
CHEMOULD PRESCOTT ROAD, Mumbai
March 9 - April 30 2015
Choreographed together, electric, sonic, filmic and other uncharacterisable works from 2002-2014 that took place in the nighttime worlds of Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Sharjah, Dakar, Kabul and other cities. 'Day for Night' in film is when scenes shown as night are actually shot in the day. The reverse
idea promotes night as the imaginative, cinematic and subterranean aspect that undergirds daytime and troubles the 'everyday' by distributing its energies differently.
As If - tV
CLARK HOUSE INITIATIVE, Mumbai
March 29 - May 30 2015
A fifth and surprise show takes place in the intimate setting of Clark House Bombay, in which CAMP members look back at early broadcast experiments and works that revolve around television. Interventions into TV's changing landscape are seen in early projects such as Rustle TV, a utopian TV station inside a market, or WICity TV, programming generated for a 3500-home cable TV channel in Bangalore. Among newer works, a future-facing proposal is made in As-If TV, a 24x7 channel streaming 90-minute edited programs from the Pad.ma online archive.
A journey with CAMP’s five-year Wharfage project and related maritime explorations.
As If - III Country of the Sea
9th April, 2015
March 20, 2015
A roof-top venue that has been active since 2006, in this location since 2009.
A never-ending project housed at CAMP around peoples histories of Bombay-Mumbai.
The New Medium was a curated programme for the Mumbai International Film Festival for three consecutive years (2016-2018). The inaugural program - in a twisted art-historical mode - framed cinema as a new medium (125 years old, when compared to the other arts), and scoured the century of cinema chronologically...
A space we built and run with others, located in the R and R colony of Lallubhai Compound, Mumbai.
A project of listening, including with our ears, to some materials that seem to not touch us directly, but make up our "environment".
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.
CAMP is involved in a 2-year "print-from-web" project, linked to its own investigations of the infrastructures of commerce and pleasure in this part of London. As part of the first "block study", we looked at several buildings and their ownership and use histories, and produced a series of tablemats.
The web-based part of the project resides at http://edgwareroad.org. ( now at Print.with.camp ) This website collects materials from various such "studies", conducted by us and others, which then are collaboratively edited and published in a number of physical forms: volumes, pamphlets and placemats. This is an ongoing project, as part of the Serpentine Gallery's Public Program.
Ashok and Azeer spent some time thinking about and building the CAMP terrace roof structure, built in late 2009. Some of the designs that were sketched out are further below: a big requirement was some retractability, i.e. the ability to have a shading roof in the day but to have it open/ partially open at night, for things like screenings under the stars.
At first, a project on the creek in Sharjah, from where a large number of ships leave for Somali ports.