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Desire Machine Collective is committed to work in collaboration with different communities, use intervention as a tool for collaborative work in local spaces. and work with interdisciplinary mediums, act as facilitators for fostering public debate and critical reflection and incubating experimental initiatives.

Camera Praxis - At its simplest Camera Praxis involves the screening of moving images in order to develop a discourse around the production and dissemination of vernacular images.

Camera Praxis, Dahung I July, 2009

Camera Praxis at Dahung
Dahung a small town in the west Kameng district Arunacal Pradesh is predominantly an Indian army base. Desire Machine Collective@Khoj Guwahati took camera praxis to the Central Institute of Himalayan Cultural Studies, Dahung. Lama Tashi, is the principal of the institute. He is a renowned chant master who had received a Grammy nomination in the world music category in the year. The institute is part of the Buddhist Cultural Preservation Society, which has its head quarters in Bomdila (30kms from Dahung).

Over two evenings, Desire Machine Collective@Khoj Guwahati did film screenings and conducted discussions. These sessions developed into and exercise in story telling were they begin telling the stories they would like to share with other group members.

Screening of films:
Beijing Bicycle - 2001, a film by Sixth Generation Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai.
Koyaanisqatsi – 1982, a film by Godfrey Reggio
Naqoyqatsi – 2002, a film by Godfrey Reggio
Eleven -
Still Life - 2006, a film by Sixth Generation Chinese director Jia Zhanke

Camera Praxis, Guwahati I March 22 , 2009

Camera praxis is a practice centered project initiated by desire machine collective@Khoj Guwahati. At its simplest Camera Praxis involves the screening of moving images in order to develop a discourse around the production and dissemination of vernacular images. This year Camera Praxis will curate a series of film screenings of Contemporary Asian Cinema.

Still Life- 2006
Director - Jia Zhanke (China)

Time (Shi gan) - 2006
Director - Ki-duk Kim (South Korea)

   
 
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