A Photogenetic Line (Installation View)


Chennai Photo Biennale

Chennai Photo Biennale
Chennai, India

CAMP's showcase at Senate House during Chennai Photo Biennale 2019. A 100-foot long branching sequence of images is produced from The Hindu Photo Archives. These cutouts are a way of reframing and rebirthing existing photographs, as new organisms. Not to remove their background environment, nor to frame a heroic figure as in the traditional political cutout, but instead to create a new boundary or border for the image. A border that leads us to the next image. The sequence evolves by following one or more of these rules: (a). People grow older, or younger, (b) Things in the background come into the foreground, or vice versa, (c)Two photo captions refer to each other. In this way, we traverse a series of perceptual (shape), historical (time) and geographic (political) borders. Here, like in cinema, the cut is not a brick wall but an invitation: for increased traffic at any border.


  • Title: A Photogenetic Line (Installation View)
  • Creator: CAMP
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location: Senate House, Chennai
  • Type: Photograph
  • Original Source: Artist Website
  • External Link: See more at Chennai Photo Biennale's website
  • Exhibition title: Labyrinths
  • Exhibition Description: And the world is a complicated irregular network of images and texts in passages and paths.
  • CPB Edition: 2019
  • Artist's biography: CAMP is a collaborative studio set up by Ashok Sukumaran and Shaina Anand in 2007. It has been producing widely-exhibited new work in video and film, electronic media, and public art forms, sustaining long duration and sometimes large-scale artistic work.

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