T2, Theater 2

For this evening’s Modern Mondays event, Shuddhabrata Sengupta (Raqs Media Collective, New Delhi), Shaina Anand (CAMP, Mumbai) and Scottish moving image artist Duncan Campbell show clips and discuss their artist collectives and/or individual works, covering both material represented in the exhibition and other titles. Raqs Media Collective is known for a "transdisciplinary" methodology, in which artistic research, moving image, and installation collapse into one; Campbell revisits existing documentary material, into which he inserts fictionalized segments; and CAMP works collaboratively with their subjects and repurposes surveillance technologies such as telescopic lenses, CCTV, and leaked audio files from government phone taps. All three positions confront the ongoing debates behind documentary's self-reflexivity, addressing the quintessential questions: "Who speaks and acts, from where, and for whom?” Their unique and at times radical positions within contemporary documentary practice involve complex discourses on representation and the production of reality.

This film accompanies Modern Mondays.