New Delhi: A screenplay, based on the leaked phone conversations between corporate lobbyist Niira Radia with various public personalities, by artist collective CAMP, finds itself in shortlist for Rs 10 lakh Skoda Art Prize 2012. The artwork titled "Pal, Pal, Pal, Pal..." is a formal response to the "leaks", through a treatment of the Radia tapes as a screenplay accompanied by an audio guide, according to the Mumbai-based artist group CAMP, which had exhibited it at their first ever solo exhibition in the country. The two-part exhibition "Two Stages of Invention," was hosted at Kolkata's Experimenter Gallery.
Founded in Mumbai, in 2007, by Shaina Anand, Sanjay Bhangar and Ashok Sukumaran and Zinnia Ambapardiwala, CAMP is a group initiative around art, media and technology practices. "The lobbyist is a rhetorician-in-private, group persuader and network player. When her government-tapped phone conversations leaked, they became short-lived scandals and TV bytes. In the archive they provoke longer listening and deep analysis,"says CAMP, which has used spiral bound notebooks and wall mounted transcripts of tapes to display the artwork. Moreover, viewers of the exhibition could also dial into analogue telephones choose any "act" from the screenplay and listen to the relevant sections of the tapes.
03:24 PM, Nov 16, 2012