Bombay artists CAMP present Pleasure: A Block Study.
The publication stems from Camp’s multi-year residency on the Serpentine’s Edgware Road Project. Produced entirely online at edgwareroad.org, the book focuses on the significance of a few buildings in London’s Edgware Road neighbourhood.
Exploring a history of ‘public pleasures’ that arose in the Edgware Road from the 19th century to the present, the book documents social shifts by examining a migrant history of film, video, music and street life that often clashed with existing legal and proprietary structures. A tumultuous few decades of struggle is at the heart of the book, offering images and narratives of a pleasure-filled Dionysian street life that contrast with tales of bureaucratic containment that limits and regulates public life.
190 pgs, 30 × 21.5 cm, Softcover, 2014, 9781908617163