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The Otolith Group 'Otolith I', 2003

An exhibition of works by The Otolith Group will be held at MACBA in Barcelona, starting from February 4th until May 29.

The work of the Otolith Group, founded in London in 2002 by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, reflects on the perception and nature of documentary practice through films, texts and activities related to media archives. Expanding on the documentary genre, their films are imbued with a collage-like effect of images which create a new atlas that narrates the different forms taken by post-colonial situations. From Cold War ideology to global capitalism processes, recent history appears as fragments of a personal diary which, in turn, could be fiction.

This exhibition is conceived as a production centre enabling the viewer to understand a working methodology using materials that document the complex decision making processes that give the final work its final shape, becoming the reflection of something more than just the films. The show will also serve as a space in which different research initiatives reverberate, for an exhibition such as this one by the Otolith Group is not only a presentation, but also an opportunity for both the artistic and broader communities to engage in cultural debates that are crucial to mapping key issues in the evolution of contemporary political and aesthetic identity.

The Otolith Group “Thoughtform”
Date: February 4th – May 29th, 2011
Open: 11:00-19:30 (Sat 10:00-20:00, Sun&holidays 10:00-15:00)
Closed Tuesdays (except holidays)
Place: MACBA
Address: Plaça dels Angels 1, 08001 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 412 08 10

Text: mariko takei

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