Part of Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran in Residence

Three years ago, CAMP co-initiated the online footage archive PAD.MA. This was a specific proposal for how video material could exist and be “thrown forth” beyond the limits of the filmmaking economy, and past YouTube. Now containing several hundred hours of densely annotated, transcribed, and open-access footage, PAD.MA poses many questions for digital archiving, film, and online video. It also seeds a set of possibilities and practices around footage, distribution, screening, referencing, and writing through video. Implications for the contexts of art, documentary, and theory will be the subject of this presentation.

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, 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.

Thursday, July 28, 2011 | 7:00 PM

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