The Otolith Group

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GB
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The Otolith Group (founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun) uses the form of the essay film to test the hypothesis that agravic space-time may be reconceived as a temporary heterotopia for concentrating the apprehension of disorientation that accompanies global crisis. Through their understanding of microgravity as a field of forces that immerses and extends subjectivity, the group proposes that the navigation of the agravic field allows the awareness of the groundless systems that support the Era of the Pre-emptive Nuclear Strike.

Anjalika Sagar is an interdisciplinary artist who studied Social Anthropology and Hindi at the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University. She has worked in England and India with a range of filmmakers and development groups. As a sound artist Sagar has collaborated with a variety of musicians and composers such as Talvin Singh, Jem Finer, Heiner Goebbels and the Future Sound of London. Anjalika Sagar is the founder of the Multitudes list and the co-moderator of the Undercurrents list. With the Otolith Group she will produce the first retrospective of the work of the London based Black Audio Film Collective in 2006 at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.

Kodwo Eshun studied English Literature and Theory (BA Hons, MA Hons) at University College, Oxford University and Post Colonial Discourse Analysis (MA Hons) at Southampton University. He is a Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College, Course Leader in Public Arts at the Dutch Art Institute, University of Twente, Visiting Tutor at De Ateliers, Amsterdam and Artist and Tutor in Residence at Nanjing Institute, China. He is interested in the utopian potential of interdisciplinary Afrodiasporic culture and has published and lectured extensively in this area.

 

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