The Edgware Road Project


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. 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.

In collaboration with the Centre for Possible Studies,
Janna Graham, Amal Khalaf and Åbäke.

Update: the very first publication/ pamphlet made using archival material and our editing / printing tool was done in the St. Marylebourne school in August 2010. This has become a "relay" in which by now various groups, in this case St. Marylebourne School, Ultra-Red, CAMP,  Abake, have been already involved. This is sweet.

See Images tab above for some pics!

Update 2: An interview with CAMP on the Edgware Road project just got published in the Arab Studies Journal (Spring, 2010).

Update 3: www.edgwareroad.org is now live (July, 2011)

Update 4: we published our book on pleasure on the road, see side bar, entirely designed on edgewareroad.org. Oct 2013

Gallery: The Edgware Road Project
Pleasure: A Block Study

Book Launch
20th March, 2014, 2:00 pm
Global Art Forum
Art Dubai

Edgware Road:Findings

Edgware Road: Findings.
An evening of sound and images from the Edgware road.

Saturday, 18 April
6pm-Midnight

at the new
Centre for Possible Studies
14 Porchester Place, W2 2BS (off Kendal Street)
London

(this is an invitee-only event)

Park Nights: Edgware Road

CAMP is co-curating an evening at the Serpentine Gallery, as part of its "Park Nights" program. Videos and drawings from our ongoing work on the Edgware Road project.

Friday, September 11, 2009
Serpentine Gallery
London

Pleasure: A Block Study

A book by CAMP

6.30pm Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Serpentine Gallery, London



Evenings at CAMP Rooftop

A roof-top that has been active for ten years.

Past Present Future

A never-ending project housed at CAMP around peoples histories of Bombay-Mumbai.

R & R

A space we built and run with others, located in the R and R colony of Lallubhai Compound, Mumbai.

As If (I-V)

Save the Dates!

As If (I-V)

As If – I Rock, Paper, Scissors
EXPERIMENTER, Kolkata
January 7 - February 20 2015

As If – II Flight of the Black Boxes
24 JORBAGH, New Delhi
January 27 - February 24 2015

As If – III Country of the Sea
BHAU DHAJI LAD MUSEUM, Mumbai
February 21 - April 7 2015

As If – IV Night For Day
CHEMOULD PRESCOTT ROAD, Mumbai
March 9 - April 30 2015

As If – tV
Clark House Initiative, Mumbai
March 29 - May 20 2015

AS IF is a series of exhibitions by CAMP across the winter /summer of 2014-15.

Indiancine.ma

Pad.ma has a sister project.

Electronic Ear Cleaning

A project of listening, including with our ears, to some materials that seem to not touch us directly, but make up our "environment".

The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories

60 minute film produced with the National Coastwatch Institution, Folkestone, Kent, UK.
showing at the NCI cabin at Copt Point (10:30 am - 5:00 pm) and in pubs in Folkestone harbour,
as part of the Folkestone Triennial upto September 25, 2011.

A Season of Footage and Films


CAMP presents
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 roof

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.

Al jaar qabla al daar (The neighbour before the house)

الجار قبل الدار

“The Neighbour before the House” is a series of video probes into the landscape of East Jerusalem. Shot with a security camera, these images show that before and after instrumental "surveillance", there is inquisitiveness, jest, memory, desire and doubt that pervades the project of watching. In these specific times and places, camera movements and live commentary become ways in which Palestinian residents evaluate what can be seen, and speak about the nature of their distance from others.

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