Presented as part of a residency with Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran, organized in conjunction with the 2012 Generational.
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 the implications of technology in the context of economic and material 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.” CAMP has also co-initiated PAD.MA, a deeply searchable online archive of annotated video material, primarily footage, and incomplete films. 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.