The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis
Featuring a cross-section of key works produced by The Otolith Group between 2011 and 2018, the exhibition reflects the artists’ ongoing commitment to creating what they think of as ‘a science fiction of the present’ through images, voices, sonic images, sounds and performance working to create forms of life that announce a devotion to an aesthetics of discrepant abstraction, devotional cinematography, post-cinematic blackness and post-lens based platformalisms.
The group’s pioneering artworks which include post-cinematic essayist films, videos and multiple screen installations address contemporary social and planetary issues, the disruptions of neo/ colonialism, the way in which humans have impacted the earth, and the influence of new technology on consciousness.
Picture: The Otolith Group, Sovereign Sisters, 2014, computer animation transferred to HD video 16:9, and water installation (black and white, no sound) duration 3 min 47 sec. Courtesy of The Otolith Group and LUX, London, Installation view 2019, Archive Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Photo: Peter Cox