CAMP people, 2011
CAMP’s artworks have been exhibited worldwide, including recent solos at the Argos Center for Art and Media, Brussels, and the De Appel Gallery, Amsterdam (2019); at Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017), Documenta 13 (2012) and Documenta 14 film program (2017), in the streets and markets of Bangalore, San Jose, Dakar, Mexico City, Jerusalem, Kolkata, Kabul, Delhi, Ljubljana and Bombay; in the biennials of Shanghai, Sharjah, Gwangju, Taipei, Singapore, Liverpool, Chicago, Lahore and Kochi-Muziris; at film platforms like the BFI London Film Festival, Viennale, FID Marseille, Flaherty Seminar and the Anthology Film Archives, and in art institutions such as Khoj, Sarai-CSDS, KNMA, Lalit Kala Akademi and NGMA New Delhi, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Bombay, MoMA, New Museum, Queens Museum and e-flux New York, Tate Modern, Serpentine Galleries, and Gasworks London, HKW Berlin, Ars Electronica, Linz, MoMA Warsaw, Ashkal Alwan Beirut, Palestinian Museum, Birzeit to name a few. In October 2020 they were awarded the 7th Nam June Paik Centre Prize.
Overview and Guide to Website
CAMP are interested in ecology-shifting interventions and experiments in technologies of our time, which are now embedded in different worldly forms. As a group of five people, with many long-term collaborators, our practice produces artworks (in a more or less traditional sense), but also long duration and often large scale ongoing experiments. We could link to three related areas of practice: artworks, projects and events, which are not separated in reality but are rather a navigational method, like in our website:
Artworks are usually films, installations and other forms that were shown in art or public art contexts, You can find a number of them here, with usually a lot of images, some links to reviews and related material.
In Cameras Res, recent automated CCTV work in Amsterdam, with a short interview with CAMP: And related CCTV works from an almost 15-year history. A ten minute video clip of one screen can be : viewed here.
A Photogenetic Line, a linear parse/cutting through large photo archives, a form of proto- or post- cinema: Relates to a number of works with video archives, and digitality/ digitising, see Projects below. Video walkthrough with commentary is here.
Projects are usually long-duration, often collaborative endeavours. They may generate multiple artworks or may be seen as an artwork in itself. These are often collaborative and wish to expand the scope of artistic ideas and go beyond authorship. A list is here: Projects.
Pad.ma a densely annotated video footage collection, now consisting of about 2000 hours of material. We have run this collaboratively as a platform since 2007.
Ghar Mein Shaher Hona, a 6-hour multipart history of housing in Bombay/Mumbai, via assembled archive fragments, presented as an archive-linked movie via the pause button. Related to ongoing local projects in Mumbai city, and as an example of how to use Pad.ma.
Indiancine.ma an encyclopedic archive of Indian film, today probably the best of its kind, run collaboratively with other groups since 2013.
Events are things we organise or participate in, a full list is here. They have often involved our studio space being opened to the public.
Live and impromptu events such as this CCTV "movie" performed from our rooftop. Evening Landscape from the Control Room.
Curatorial intervention into Mumbai's main film festival, a program called The New Medium. Also physically transforming the cinemas.