Pad.ma

is an ongoing public-access media archival project, centered around video as a medium of documentation, collection, argumentation and exchange. Its objective is to consolidate, densely annotate, and make available online several scattered collections of video material, to begin with in Mumbai and Bangalore. Pad.ma is a collaboration between oil21.org, CAMP, Majlis, Point of View, the Alternative Law Forum, and other future contributors.

https://pad.ma

Pad.ma Archive Launch

Thursday, February 28, 2008.

PAD.MA is an online archive of video material, primarily footage and not finished films, that has been densely text-annotated. The entire collection is searchable and viewable online, and is free to download for non-commercial use.
We see PADMA as a way of opening up a set of images, intentions and effects present in video footage -- resources that conventions of video-making, editing and viewing have over time tended to suppress, or make unavailable.

A season of long films

Pad.ma invites you to
Rivers without Banks
at CAMP

27th December, 2013 through 27th January, 2014


Before the start of a new year; and among big and small resolutions for the future we chose to ask ourselves what is free cinema today, what is its political and perceptual economy, and what could we summon of its powers, before embarking on new journeys of making and thinking.

Rivers without Banks is a screening program of films whose durations extend beyond conventional length. But importantly, this is not a collection put together quantitatively, even as we may argue that the epic scales present in the chosen films carry the weight of histories, and put together chronologically show us a century where individual everyday lives face the annals of terrible power; where the human condition battles with nature and technology, with love and loss, with good and evil.

Archive, Access, Anxiety

December 21-22, 2007

An extended discussion on digital archiving, hosted by oil21.org and CAMP.

Pad.ma at TISS

Pad.ma presentations and classroom workshop at TISS, Mumbai.
Date Change!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Public presentation at Culture Cafe, 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

Pad.ma at Home Works, Beirut

Don't Wait for the Archive
Archiving practices and futures of the image.
A workshop and colloquium with pad.ma

April 12 to April 24 2010
@ Home Works
Ashkal Alwan
Beirut

Pad.ma, and the possible


New Museum Theater
235 Bowery, NYC
7:00 pm Thursday, 28 July, 2011

Archive Practicum: Dont Wait for the Archive 3

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

Pad.ma at the Reina Sofia

The Archives of the Commons
Seminar
Reina Sofia, Madrid
December 11, 12 2015

Pad.ma 2009


Day:
Monday, February, 16, 2009.

Time:
11:am to 7pm

Location:
"Who Are We?" hall - inside the Discovery of India exhibition,
First Floor,
Nehru Centre,
Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Worli, Mumbai - 400018.


Pad.ma @ Image Mouvement, Geneva

Sanjay Bhangar from CAMP and Jan Gerber (0x2620) present the pad.ma project at the Image Mouvement Forum organized by the Centre D'art Contemporain, Geneva.

Pad.ma at the British Council Library, Delhi

The pad.ma archive will be showing as a multi-terminal installation / exhibition in this library in Delhi.

Venue:

British Council Library,

17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg,

New Delhi- 110001

Open Times:
10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday,
August 21 and 22, 2009

Artists in the Archives

Seminar
at LUX, Shacklewell Studios, London
17th October, 3pm

Crossing the Everyday life of Video

at
Asia Art Archive in America
Brooklyn, NY
3:30 pm, 13th April, 2014


Radical Archives Conference

Archive and Ethics
Keynote by Shaina Anand
Cantor Film Center, NYU
12th April, 2014

Writing Histories for Indian Cinema, Chapter Two

Organized by
Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University
in collaboration with
Pad.ma
October 30-31, 2014
Anita Banerjee Memorial Hall, Jadavpur University main campus

From Archive to Application (and Back)


Presentation / Open House
Friday, 16th July, 6:30pm
1 Shanti Road, Bangalore

Followed by a weekend workshop
17th and 18th July 2010 at Jaaga
supported by the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

Pad.ma @ HBCSE

We will be doing a presentation of pad.ma at the Homi Bbhabha Centre for Science and Education on
Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 2010, 5pm onwards.

Pad.ma version 2 - Launch and Screenings

Sunday, February 26, 2012
6:30 PM
CAMP roof
301 Alif Apartments,
34-A Chuim Village, Khar, Bombay 400052

Don't Wait for the Archive, Pt. 2


A Workshop with Pad.ma
Rooftop Studios, Cairo

October 17-21 and 24-27, 2010
Timings: afternoons.
Visitors are welcome all day.

Working In and Out of the Archive

With Reena Katz Jesal Kapadia and Brian McCarthy, and Naeem Mohaiemen
in collaboration with http://pad.ma

At TPW Gallery R&D, Toronto
Images Festival
10-26 April, 2014

Transversal Values: On New Forms of Coalitions

As politics fail, nationalist ideologies gain traction, and segregative tendencies multiply, an urge for a new, different “we” becomes apparent...

Fwd: Re: Archive

The central event of a month-long gathering organised around the 10th anniversary of Pad.ma the footage archive, and the 5th anniversary of Indiancine.ma.



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.

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.

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.

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