The Otolith Group
Taking its name from part of the inner ear which establishes our sense of gravity and orientation,The Otolith Group is an artist led collective founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun that integrates film and video making, artists writing, workshops, exhibition curation, publication and developing public platforms for the close readings of the image in contemporary society. The Group’s work is formally engaged with exploring the legacies and potentialities of documentary practice, the essay film, postcolonial archives, cosmopolitan modernisms and science-fictions. Nationally and internationally, the Group have curated and co-curated work at film festivals, programmes and exhibitions including the touring exhibition ‘The Ghosts of Songs: A Retrospective of The Black Audio Film Collective 1982-1998, ‘Harun Farocki. 22 Films: 1968-2009 at Tate Modern and the touring programme ‘Protest conceived as part of the ‘Essentials: The Secret Masterpieces of Cinema commissioned by the Independent Cinema Office.
The Group held their two-venue solo exhibition ‘A Long Time Between the Suns: Part I and Part II, which took place at Gasworks and The Showroom, London (2009). Their numerous group exhibitions include ‘British Art Show 7, Nottingham, London, Glasgow and Plymouth (2010), Manifesta 8: The European Biennal of Contemporary Art, Murcia, (2010), Universes in Universe: 29th Sao Paolo Biennal (2010), Star City: The Future under Communism, Nottingham Contemporary (2010), Universal Code, Power Plant, Toronto (2009) Translocalmotion: The 7th Shanghai Biennale (2008), Destroy Athens: 1st Athens Biennial (2007), 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville (2006), New British Art: Tate Triennial (2006) and Homeworks III: A Forum on Cultural Practices, Masrah Al Madina, Beirut (2005). The Otolith Group were nominated for the 2010 Turner Prize.