<videovortex> CAMP video art event, this sunday (Modified by Geert Lovink)

shaina a kalakamra at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 12:03:47 CET 2008

Dear all,

Please save the date for our latest event, part of ongoing work on 
internet video, distributed archives, questions of access (and 
resulting anxieties!)

Sunday 10th February, 6pm sharp - to 9 pm.
At Prithvi House, Juhu.

see you there!

warmly, (on this rather chilly day in bombay!)

 From the Video Art category : Part-I

CAMP brings to you a selection of works on video that are well-known 
and "published" in some form, but hard to find. In part-I, these are 
mostly videos from the US and europe, which also reflects a bias in 
network distribution, i.e. where they were found.

We will proceed as follows:

Martha Rosler [Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975] 7 mins.
Fischli and Weiss [Der Lauf der Dinge, excerpt] 7mins.
Pipilotti Rist [performance excerpts] 5 mins.
Kit and Sherrie Rabinowitz [Hole in Space, 1980, excerpts] 8 mins.
  Pierre Huyghe [This is Not a Time for Dreaming, 2004] 23 mins.
Cao Fei [Whose Utopia?, 2006] 20 mins.

TEA & TALK BREAK, prithvi cafe. 20 min.

Peter Greenaway [The Coastline, 1983] 30 mins.
Jeremy Deller / Mike Figgis [Battle of Orgreave, 2001, excerpt] 15 mins.
  Walid Ra'ad and the Atlas Group [The Bachar Tapes, 2000] 16 mins.
K Foundation [Watch the K-Foundation burn a Million Quid, 1995]. 45 

These videos were all downloaded over the last two weeks, from various 
online sharing networks. Ofcourse, anyone can do this.The event will 
include further opportunities to understand, discuss, and take part in 
this condition: that parallel to (and not necessarily opposing) markets 
of often absurdly-priced and controlled art (and other) objects, these 
virtual copies exist, and are being shared and distributed for free. 
What motivates this phenomenon,  and how are relations between such 
different "publications" sustained? What aspects of the original 
context, artistic intentions, institutional structures, and the nature 
of digital video itself contribute to this? Who benefits?

A discussion will accompany the final video.

"Publicity operates through the threat of publication, through the 
motivating force that accompanies risk of exposure and desire for 
attention. Without that risk, there can be no public"  - Jodi Dean, 
Publicity's Secret.

Ist Floor, Prithvi House,
  Opp. Prithvi Theater,
Janki Kutir,

CAMP is an independent artist run collective in collaboration with 
KHOJ, New Delhi.

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