The Otolith Group
[Kodwo Eshun(1966), Anjalika Sagar (1968)]
The Otolith Group was founded by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar in 2002. For over a decade the Group has explored the moving image, focusing on the 'essay film' as a way experience and understand events and histories that have shaped the present and will shape our future. The Group reworks archival and present day images, sounds, documentary accounts and fictional stories in order to blur the seemingly concrete boundaries between poetry, history, the real and the imagined.
The Group's films, installations, and performances are characterized by extensive research into the histories and repercussions of tricontinentalism, focusing on Asia, Africa, and South America. The Group combines film with curating, programing and writing to create a platform for discussion on contemporary art practice.
They have exhibited their works nationally and internationally, and are commissioned to develop and exhibit their art works by numerous museums, public and private galleries, art fairs and foundations around the world.
Solo exhibitions include Medium Earth, RedCat, LA (2013); Westfailure, Project 88, Mumbai (2012); Thoughtform, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti dei XXI secolo, Rome (2011); A Lure a Part Allure Apart, Betonsalon, Paris (2011); Thoughtform, Museu d' Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2011); A Long Time Between Suns Part II, The Showroom, London (2009) and A Long Time Between Suns Part I , Gasworks, London (2009). Group exhibitions include dOCUMENTA (13) (2012); 11th Biennal de Lyon: A Terrible Beauty is Born (2011); Jean Genet, Nottingham Contemporary (2011); British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Nottingham Contemporary, Hayward Gallery, London (2010); Turner Prize 10, Tate Britain (2010); 29th Bienal de Sao Paul (2010); Manifesta 8: La Bienal Europea de Arte Contemporaneo, Murcia (2010); Imagine Action, Lisson Gallery; London (2007); and New British Art: Tate Triennal (2006)