CAMP <em>From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf</em> 2016, film still. Courtesy of the artists

CAMP From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf 2016, film still. Courtesy of the artists

An Oceanic Feeling

  • Sat 20 Oct 2018
  • 1—2:30PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • Donations appreciated
  • Wheelchair spaces available

We screen CAMP’s From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (2013) as part of the Projection Series #11: An Oceanic Feeling programme, curated by Govett-Brewster’s 2017 International Film Curator in Residence Erika Balsom.

In this project of collective documentation, merchant sailors from the Gulf of Kutch in India travel across the Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf and beyond, transporting all manner of goods. Working with footage collected over a four-year period, CAMP weave together their own HD video with images made by the sailors using mobile phone cameras and camcorders. These heterogeneous textures—from crisp clarity to painterly pixilation—combine with Bollywood and religious songs chosen by the sailors to form a compilation film displaying at once a palpable intimacy and a grand scope, forming a testimony to the maritime proletariat.

90 min., digital video, colour and sound, exempt, courtesy of the artists


Pick up your complimentary brochure, Projection Series #11: An Oceanic Feeling, from front desk which includes an essay by the curator Erika Balsom and details on each of the films, or download it here.

CAMP <em>From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf</em> 2016, film still. Courtesy of the artists

CAMP From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf 2016, film still. Courtesy of the artists

CAMP <em>From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf</em> 2016, film still. Courtesy of the artists

CAMP From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf 2016, film still. Courtesy of the artists

CAMP <em>From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf</em> 2016, film still. Courtesy of the artists

CAMP From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf 2016, film still. Courtesy of the artists

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