Still from I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point And Another, The Otolith Group, 2011
The Otolith Group is an award winning artist led collective and organisation founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002 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 research led projects exploring the legacies and potentialities of artists led proposals around the document and the essay film, the archive, the aural and sonic medium, speculative futures and science-fictions.
Nationally and internationally, the Group have produced work that acts as a platform to develop wider relations to the production of the experimental in moving image practice. They have organized workshops, discussions and 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.
In 2010 The Otolith Group were nominated for the Turner Prize.
In 2012 The Otolith Group will be presenting their work on several platforms internationally and in the UK will launch a project in development with the theorist and blogger Mark Fisher. In November 2011 The Otolith Group will co-curate a major conference on the militant image at The Institute of Visual Arts. This conference announces a three year curated exhibition series the Group are developing in collaboration with Grant Watson at Iniva, Ros Gray and other key partner organisations.