The Otolith Group

The Otolith Group is an award-winning artist led collective founded by the artists and theorists Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002. 

Their work is located in the production of moving image works, audio works, performances and installations and is characterized by an engagement with research which began with the cultural and political legacies and potentialities of Non Aligned movements, New Media, Black Study, Afrofuturism, Indofuturism and thinking speculatively with science fictions of the present, expanding the notion of the essay film against the traditions of documentary form. 

Their methodologies also formally 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. The artistic focus on the essayistic and the decolonial has always gone together with an engagement with the history of futures and the futures of histories. 

The Otolith Group work has been presented in biennials, museums, foundations, public galleries, community spaces, art schools, universities, cinemas, and informal spaces across the world. Recent solo exhibitions include Xenogenesis, Van Abbe Museum (2019), The Radiant, Art Gallery at Miyauch, Japan (2017), In the Year of the Quiet Sun at CASCO, Utrecht (2014), Novaya Zemlya at Museo Serralves, Porto (2014), In The Year of the Quiet Sun, Kunsthall Bergen, Norway (2014), Medium Earth, RedCat, LA (2013); AuViCo 2109-2110, Mumbai (2012); West failure, Project 88, Mumbai (2012); I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another, Fabrica, Brighton (2012); Thought form MACBA, (2011) and MAXXI, Rome (2011). 

Group exhibitions include Bauhaus Imaginista, Haus der Kultern der Welt, Berlin (2019), Kochi Biennale, Kochi, India (2018), Bauhaus Imaginista: Corresponding With, Japan, The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (2018.) A Lost Future, The Rubin, New York (2018); 13th Forum Expanded, Berlinale, Berlin (2018), We Have Delivered Ourselves from the Tonal. Of, with, towards, on Julius Eastman, SAVVY Contemporary (2018); Trade Markings, Frontier Imaginaries Ed. No.5, The Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2018); Mondialit√©, Villa Empain, Brussels (2017), Tanawuj, Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2017), The Museum of Rhythm, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland (2016), The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016), Reconstruction of Story, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea (2016), Murder Machine, Ormston House, Limerick (2016), Endless Shout, ICA Philadelphia, USA (2015), The Fr