Film

The Otolith Group

By activating media archives, histories of the future and legacies of non-alignment and tricontinentalism, The Otolith Group’s artistic projects trace the end of utopian ideals. Otolith (2003) concerns a twenty-second century descendant of artist Anjalika Sagar based on a space station after the human race has been forced to leave Earth’s gravitational field. Otolith II (2007), also set in the future, explores two ideas of the “city of tomorrow”: Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh of 1963 and the Mumbai of today. The Otolith Group was founded in 2000 by UK-based artists Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun. Their work has been included in group exhibitions at the Tate Triennial, London (2006), and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2006), and in a solo show at Gasworks and The Showroom, London (2009).