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The Otolith Group

The Otolith Group is an award-winning collaboration founded by the artists and theo-rists Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002. Their work spans moving-image, audio, performance, installation, and research engaging with the cultural and political legacies and potentialities of non-aligned movements, new media, black studies, Afrofuturism, and Indofuturism, and thinking speculatively with science fictions of the present. Their methodologies incorporate post-lens-based essayistic aesthetics that explore the temporal anomalies, anthropic inversions, and synthetic alienation of the posthuman, the inhuman, the non-human, and the anti-human.

Expanding on the work of The Otolith Group is the public platform The Otolith Collective. The Otolith Collective has approached curation as an artistic practice of building intergen-erational and cross-cultural platforms. Its practice spans programming, exhibition-making, artists' writing, workshops, publication, and teaching aimed at developing close readings of image and sound in contemporary society. The collective has been influential in critically engaging the work of Chris Marker, Harun Farocki, Anand Patwardhan, Etel Adnan, Black Audio Film Collective, Sue Clayton, Mani Kaul, Peter Watkins, and Chi-murenga in the UK, US, and Europe.

The works of The Otolith Group and Collective have been presented widely, most recent-ly at the Berlinale 13th Forum Expanded; Khiasma, Paris; The Van Abbe Museum, Eind-hoven; Sharjah Biennial 13; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and Haus Der Kulturen de Welt, Berlin.