Pirate Cinema Bombay

Pirate Cinema from Berlin, who we are working with on the video archive
http://pad.ma,  present a series of weekly (Sunday) events in the Pirate Cinema tradition, on films and footage.

"Not just a series of screenings, or a collection of pirated movies, but the
question of making visible, and then temporarily obsolete, a specific social
relation, mediated by copyrighted images, and a specific type of separation
or detachment, perfected by imaginary copyrights, that affects the art of
cinema, the space of cinema, and the discourse of cinema."

http://piratecinema.org

Pirate Cinema Bombay Sneak Preview


Sunday, December 28
7 pm - 10 pm
at CAMP rooftop


Jose Benazeraf
James Benning
Guy Debord
Paula Delsol
Philippe Garrel
Jean-Luc Godard
Isidore Isou
Ken Jacobs
Joseph Marzano
Aleksandr Medvedkin
Jonas Mekas
Artavazd Peleshian
Nicholas Ray
Satyajit Ray
Jack Smith
Agnes Varda
Dziga Vertov
Andy Wachowski
Larry Wachowski
Andy Warhol

Pirate Cinema 1


Sunday, January 4, 2009!
7 pm - 10 pm
at CAMP rooftop.

René Vienet
Can Dialectics Break Bricks?
1973, 82 min

Guy Debord
The Society of the Spectacle
1973, 87 min

Pirate Cinema 2


Berlin, World Capital of Negativity
Sunday, January 11, 2009.
7 pm - 10 pm
at CAMP rooftop.

Pirate Cinema 3


The City Is Big, The Image is Small
Sunday, January 18, 2009.
7 pm - 10 pm
at CAMP rooftop.

Pirate Cinema 4


Slumdog Gangsta Astronaut *
Sunday, January 25, 2009.
7 pm - 10 pm
at CAMP rooftop.

Pirate Cinema 5


Twentieth Century Toxicity
Sunday, February 1
7 pm - 10 pm
CAMP rooftop.

Pirate Cinema 6

In Which
Not Only Annie Gives it Those Ones

Sunday, February 8
7 pm - 10 pm
CAMP rooftop.

Pirate Cinema 7

End of the Winter Season
Sunday, February 15
7 pm - 10 pm
CAMP rooftop.

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.

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.

Mother Truth and her Unruly, Loving Children

SUSPENDED :( Hope to be back in the near future
This season of projections at CAMP begins on weekend evenings starting Saturday, February 29, or leap year day.

Cinema weekends at Winter CAMP rooftop

Listings of the film screenings held every weekend on CAMP's roof during January and February, hosted by Pirate Cinema Berlin.
More to come next winter, when CAMP gets a brand new roof and makes a brand new cinema;)

Jago Hua Savera

We invite you in the cities of Batticaloa, Bombay, Chittagong, Delhi, Dhaka, Karachi, Khulna, Kolkata and Lahore, to change the course of a film's history, sip from its waters, taste its oddness of...

Many Months in Mirya

The film evokes the practice of the diary film, at once observational and reflexive, and draws power from its twin strategies of frugal economy and long duration. Screening & discussion with Renu.

An evening with Masao Adachi

7:00 pm
A.K.A. Serial Killer
Masao Adachi, 1969, 86 min
https://0xdb.org/0239925

9:00 pm
The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu,
Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images
Eric Baudelaire, 2011, 66 min
https://0xdb.org/2006160

10:00 pm
It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve: Masao Adachi
Philippe Grandrieux, 2011, 73 min
https://0xdb.org/2007401

CAMP rooftop: http://studio.camp/campstudio.html

Battle for Banaras

Battle for Banaras
Kamal Swaroop, 2014
2hrs 13mins
Friday, 18th November. 8 pm
Kamal and the crew will be present.

Through the film we cutaway to the river's edge and two men talking, about this place, and about politics older than the modern Indian city. Then we enter the city again, and its rushes of electoral spectacle, surging crowds, politically astute residents, actions designed for this time and place. When Kamal Swaroop says "I am no longer speaking, in my films" he seems to mean that he watching the crowds, listening, looking from whatever distance is possible, often with a long lens and a small crew.



Evenings at CAMP Rooftop

A roof-top venue that has been active since 2006, in this location since 2009.

Past Present Future

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

The New Medium

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...

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)

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


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

Indiancine.ma

Pad.ma has a sister project.

Indiancine.ma is an annotated online archive of Indian film.

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 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. ( 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.

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.

Wharfage

At first, a project on the creek in Sharjah, from where a large number of ships leave for Somali ports.

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