The Country of the Blind and Other Stories

The Sunday Painter is delighted to announce a four day screening of CAMP’s 2011 film The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories, in conjunction with this years PAMI festival.

The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories was originally commissioned for the 2011 Folkestone Triennial. For this work the Mumbai based group CAMP worked with the National Coastwatch Institution at Copt Point over the course of one year, inviting the volunteers who man the coast watches ‘blind spot’ to take part in investigations based on their own interests, as well as into shipping trade, and local ecologies such as dredging and fishing. Their film, a collaboration with the NCI volunteers was originally shown in the NCI cabin for the duration of the Triennial.

CAMP is an artist group based in Mumbai, founded in 2007 by Shaina Anand, Sanjay Bhangar and Ashok Sukumaran. CAMP’s artistic projects engage with “infrastructures” i.e CCTV, radio, cable television, cycle rickshaws, electricity and sea trade. Their work combines a long-term interest in the mediations produced by such technologies with the production of open-access archives, and artworks themselves nestled in these contexts.

The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories was created by Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran, Iyesha Geeth Abbas, with Guy Mannes-Abbott.

PAMI is a four-day programme of artists’ moving image happening in various locations across Peckham, South-East London through 19 – 22 September 2013. For more information visit www.pami.org.uk

 

CAMP, The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories, 2011 Film still

CAMP

The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories, 2011 Film still