c_m_l is currently dormant | 2010

As of Fall 2010 the c_m_l project is no longer active. The website remains up as an archive, but is no longer updated. Please feel free to browse the archives and visit Camel Collective at http://camelcollective.org.

Something About Contemporary Nomadism - Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev, 2006

Since it is forbidden to film in airports, they had to hide the camera and the takes capture not only the quotidian airport ritual of body search, but also reveal the condition of making this particular film. The camera targets the desirable shot, but can't hold it long and needs to turn away, because someone might have looked at the artists at that moment.

Ceci n'est pas une interview - Jo Zahn and Kent Hansen, 2008

The emancipatory potential proclaimed by alternative media seems to have lost its potential. Though in the personal tactics of producing 'Tv narratives' discrete tactics of resistance on various levels are established by the participants in 'Ceci n'est pas une interview' - some tactics as well turned against the Tv media itself.

Everything's Gonna Be - Katarina Zdjelar, 2008

In Katarina Zdjelar Video Installation we hear chords played on a piano and an amateur choir from remote peninsula Lofoten in Norway singing the well-known song of The Beatles’ Revolution. The individuals singing with the choir appear lost, struggling with the words.

Thanksgiving Dinner in 5 seconds - Steve Shada and Marisa Jahn, 2009

"Thanksgiving Dinner in 5 Seconds" is a proposal for a meal cooked using a single bolt of lightning. Evading an exact allegorical interpretation, one can describe the project as “slightly off the mark” in several ways. For instance, to harness a force of nature as a means of expediting a culturally important meal is to overlook the importance of Thanksgiving's ritualistic aspect.

Communist Party USA Commemorative Stamps - Yevgeniy Fiks, 2008

In this project, I produced US postal stamps featuring portraits of former leaders of the Communist Party USA and then for seven months used them on return envelops when I was sending my monthly bill payments to corporations, such as Citi Mortgage, Verizon, T-mobile, Time Warner Cable, etc.