[Reader-list] CAMP6⅞ years celebration. Monday, Eid, October 6th, 6:30 pm.

Shaina A kalakamra at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 07:44:11 CDT 2014

CAMP, 6⅞ years
Monday, October 6th (Eid)
6:30 pm. onwards
CAMP Roof <http://camputer.org/directions.html>, 301 Alif, 34-A Chuim
Village, Khar (W), Mumbai 400052

Directions to CAMP studio <http://camputer.org/campstudio.html>

Due apologies for cross-posting.

Dear one and all,

A recent "reboot" of our studio has resulted in new spaces and functions:
an editing studio, a books and catalogues library, an offline film and
video archive, and a workshop space, in addition to our old open-air
screening venue.

So, "don't wait for the anniversary" we said, and wanted to invite you all
to a seven year (ek soot kum) celebration of CAMP, the place.  Which now
rests among other unlikely things, on cardboard tubes, compressed plastic
waste and cooling fans - the recent physical efforts and creativity of
several people who you will meet there.

Since late 2007 (and before that by other names) we have worked as a group
in a range of “infrastructural” contexts: electricity, CCTV, ships,
archives to name a few. Through and with them, rather than for and of them.
In other words, it has been our belief that these are locations from which
a new sensorium can be produced, and solidarities remade. Here is where
artistic assemblies should nest, and provoke. The studio is a kind of
"internal extension" of such ideas. Ideas and objects that travel backwards
from journeys, collaborations and various leaps of faith, and sometimes
stick to the insides of a holding chamber, the studio. Where something else
happens to them. They become part of a social space. They gather as
selections, bodies, cuts, scripts, new raw materials from the incredible
range of what could be thought of as “culture” today.

Over the years our studio has been a semi-public space that hosts events,
projects and people beyond ourselves. Our desire is very much to refresh
this invitation; to use these particular/ peculiar resources and spaces in
the city.

*The evening will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, October 6th*, and will
A short survey of conceptual, technical, sensual and political orientations
of what has been happening at CAMP. A studio tour. Ongoing work on archive
projects pad.ma and indiancine.ma. Near future plans, including new CAMP
websites, and exhibitions upcoming in winter and spring. Acknowledgements.
Food and drink as always.

Cheers, and we hope to see you, comrades, friends, neighbours, spies,

Shaina Anand
Sanjay Bhangar
Ashok Sukumaran
Zinnia Ambapardiwala

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