The Otolith Group. Thoughtform
October, 7th 2011 – February, 5th 2012
The Otolith Group. Thoughtform, the first exhibition in Italy devoted to the London-based group founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, has been co-produced by MAXXI and MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona where it has been first presented last February.
The work of the Otolith Group draws on the archives of the past century in order to achieve new ways of interpreting and presenting facts and events overlooked by recent history. The show aims to delve into the artist led collective’s methodology.
The installation could be seen as a set presenting the images and sounds of their films surrounded by a large series of materials that contextualize the pieces into their creative process. The interweaving of temporal logics is crucial to The Group’s practice which is continually crisscrossed by flash forwards that invites the spectator to adopt the role of an editor.