The Otolith Group was founded in 2002 by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar, who are both based in London.
The Otolith Group’s artistic work concentrates on essay-film and addresses media archives, histories of futurity, the legacies of non-alignment, tricontinentalism and feminism. The Group also functions as a public platform for curatorial practice. They curated The Ghosts of Songs: The Film Art of The Black Audio Collective (2007) and edited the accompanying publication. They were also co-curators of Three Early Films: Harun Farocki at Cubitt Gallery (2009) with Antje Ehmann and Bart van der Heide; and Harun Farocki. ’22 Films 1968-2009 with Stuart Comer and Antje Ehmann at Tate Modern (2009).
Their works, which include The Otolith Trilogy (2003-09), Nervus Rerum (2008) and Inner Time of Television (2007), have been exhibited in museums and biennials worldwide, including A Long Time Between Suns at Gasworks and Showroom in London (2009); Now Showing at the Hayward Gallery in London (2008); Documenta 12 in Kassel (2007); and the Tate Triennial, London (2006).
The Otolith Group developed an If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution Commission in the frame of Edition II – Feminist Legacies and Potenttials in Contemporary Art Practice (2006 -2008), resulting in the film Otolith II premiered at Casco in Utrecht. Their latest publication A Long Time Between Suns (2009) is made in collaboration with Will Holder and co-commissioned by Gasworks, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, and Showroom. The Otolith Group was nominated for the Turner Prize 2010.