Part of Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran in Residence

CAMP’s projects tend to engage with an expanded world of technology, specifically the idea that mediation is everywhere, not restricted to “new media” or its electronic forms. So the sea is a medium for trade, the internet is a medium for video, and conversations are a medium for surprising encounters with people one may befriend. CAMP’s model for an art nestled in the world works with the peculiar affordances and radiant qualities of technologies as diverse as cycle rickshaws, wooden ships, state records, browser applications, electricity, cheap CCTV equipment, and rooftop screenings in Mumbai. This presentation is a set of propositions that attempt to recast the role that such media/mediations play in collectivity, politics, and art.

Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran in Residence

Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran work individually and collectively with other artists, programmers, filmmakers, and theoreticians to investigate access to local communities, the transmission of information, and the implications of technology in the context of economic globalization. Anand and Sukumaran, together with Sanjay Bhangar founded CAMP in 2007 as a space “in which ideas and energies gather, and become interests and forms.” With 0x2620, Berlin; the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore; Majlis, and Point of View, Mumbai, CAMP also initiated PAD.MA, Public Access Digital Media Archive, a searchable, viewable online archive of annotated video material, primarily footage, and not-completed films, free to download for non-commercial use. PAD.MA opens up a set of images, intentions, and effects present in video footage, and resources that conventions of video-making, editing, and spectatorship have tended to suppress or leave behind. During their residency, Anand and Sukumaran will introduce their practices through a series of public programs and conduct research that will inform their contributions to the “The Generational,” the second New Museum Triennial, opening in February 2012.

Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David and Hermine Heller.

Friday, July 22, 2011 | 7:00 PM

Events at the New Museum

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