The Otolith Group was founded by the artists and writers Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002 to produce moving image works, essay films and installations.
For over a decade, The Group, through the essay film form have explored events and histories, research being at the core of their practice.
The Group have exhibited their works nationally and internationally, and are commissioned to develop and exhibit and present their film and video works, their research, installations, and publications by a wide range of museums, biennials, foundations and other bodies.
This work acts as a resource that is documented on this website and exists alongside The Otolith Group’s public platform, as it functions in the UK under the name of The Otolith Collective.
The Otolith Collective coexists by curating, programming, publishing and supporting the presentation of artists work, contributing to a critical field of exploration between visual culture and exhibiting in contemporary art. They have curated and co-curated programmes and exhibitions including, The Inner Time of Television ( a collaboration with Chris Marker ), The Journey, by Peter Watkins at the Tate Modern, On Vanishing Land by Mark Fisher and Justin Barton, The Militant Image (ongoing) , 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.
Starting on June 12th 2013, The Otolith Collective in collaboration with Tate Film in London will present the first retrospective on the work of the acclaimed Indian film maker Anand Patwardhan.