Co-op Dialogues: 1966-2016 with Jean Matthee
2016
Tate Britain
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Co-op Dialogues: 1966-2016 with Jean Matthee

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the London Film-makers' Co-op, the artist-run organisation that pioneered the production, distribution, and exhibition of artists' moving image in the United Kingdom, and which remains vibrant today. To commemorate the legacy of the Co-op, Tate Britain and LUX have programmed a monthly series of screenings and conversations that revisit its significance and its future.

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L.A. Rebellion Seminar
2015
Tate Modern London
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L.A. Rebellion Seminar

Pioneering, provocative and visionary, the LA Rebellion films form a crucial body of work in post-war cinema. In the late 1960s a number of African and African American students entered UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, and from the first class through to the 1980s came to represent the first sustained undertaking to forge an alternative Black cinema practice in the United States.

Image credit: Barbara McCullough Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification 1979, production still. Courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive

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Public Assets: small-scale arts orgainsations and the production of value
2015
Central Saint Martins
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Public Assets: small-scale arts orgainsations and the production of value

Organised by Common Practice, London

Building on previous work on value and sustainability in the UK's small scale arts sector, Common Practice has organised a one-day conference to discuss the ways in which small-scale arts organisations produce artistic value beyond measurability and quantification.

Speakers include:Kodwo Eshun, Jesús Carrillo, Charlotte Higgins, Maria Lind, Andrea Phillips and Lise Soskolne (W.A.G.E.)


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Book Launch
2013
The Showroom London
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Book Launch

T.J. Demos in conversation with Kodwo Eshun to mark the launch of two new publications...

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Jean Genet
2011
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
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Jean Genet

Nottingham Contemporary presents a major group exhibition reflecting on the life and art of Jean Genet - one of the most celebrated French novelists and playwrights of the 20th century, and probably its most scandalous. He led several lives but remained a writer in revolt.

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A Sunken Trembling Recalled Dimly
2011
Globe Towers, Frankfurt
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A Sunken Trembling Recalled Dimly

In 2011 The Otolith Group were invited to programme a series of events organized by the Staedelschule for the Globe Towers in Frankfurt.

As a result The Otolith Group composed a program consisting of films, talks, audio-essays and a concert. Invited artists are Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway, theorist and filmmaker Brian W. Rogers, writer and theorist Rayya Badran and artist Justin Barton in collaboration with critic, theorist, blogger and author Mark Fisher.

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Harun Farocki: Against What? Against Whom?
2009/10
London
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Harun Farocki: Against What? Against Whom?

Harun Farocki. Against What? Against Whom?
19 November 2009 to 7 February 2010
Raven Row

The first UK exhibition of the two-screen and multi-screen works of revered German filmmaker Harun Farocki. The survey comprised nine video installations, from his first two-screen project Interface in 1995 to Immersion, 2009, about the use of virtual reality in the treatment of traumatised US soldiers following the occupation of Iraq.

The exhibition was curated by Alex Sainsbury. It was linked to 'Harun Farocki. 22 Films 1968-2009', a season of Farocki's single-screen films and events at Tate Modern, 13 November-6 December 2009, curated by Stuart Comer, Antje Ehmann and the Otolith Group.

A monograph Harun Farocki. Against What? Against Whom? has been commissioned by Raven Row. It is edited by Antje Ehmann and Kodwo Eshun, and published by Koenig Books.


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Harun Farocki 22 Films 1968-2009
2009
Tate Modern, London
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Harun Farocki 22 Films 1968-2009

Harun Farocki. 22 Films 1968-2009
Friday 13 November - Sunday 6 December 2009

Curated by Stuart Comer, Antje Ehmann and The Otolith Group. With support from Goethe-Insitut, London

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The Image in Question
2009
The Showroom, London
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The Image in Question

Saturday 17 October 2009

What modes of address are emerging in contemporary artistic practice that question the testimonial capacities of sound and image as witnesses to violence? Sequences from A Journey (Lamia Joreige, 2006), Nights and Days (Lamia Joreige, 2007) and Nervus Rerum (The Otolith Group, 2008) will serve as points of departure for a discussion on the potentials and incapacities of the moving image between Lamia Joreige, Ghalya Saadawi and The Otolith Group,

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Harun Farocki: Three Early Films
2009
Cubitt, London
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Harun Farocki: Three Early Films

Harun Farocki: Three Early Films
Saturday 17 January - Sunday 22 February 2009
Curated by Bart van der Heide, Antje Ehmann and The Otolith Group.


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If I Were President: Taking Temperature by Image
2009
Sprüth Magers, London
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If I Were President: Taking Temperature by Image

Curated by The Otolith Group 'If I were President' coincides with Thomas Demand's exhibition at Sprüth Magers, conceived and executed during the 2008 US election campaign.

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Home Works IV
2008
Beirut, Lebanon
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Home Works IV

The Home Works Forum is a multidisciplinary project that brings together artists, writers and intellectuals to present their work. Organized by Ashkal Alwan, it takes place every eighteen months in exhibition and performance venues throughout Beirut, and presents lectures, panel discussions, screenings, debates and artistic interventions (by established and emerging artists).

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The Ghosts of Songs
2007
Arnolfini, Bristol
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The Ghosts of Songs

Watching audiences watching Black Audio Film Collective's 1986 essay film Handsworth Songs during the first afternoon of Documenta 11, replaying the attention people bestowed upon the
work later that evening, a curatorial proposition slowly began to emerge; could one invite audiences into spatial scenarios that allowed for distinctive kinds of encounter with the entirety of Black Audio Film Collective's oeuvre?

Kodwo Eshun & Anjalika Sagar, Preface, The Ghost of Songs: the Film Art of the Black Audio Film Collective 1982-1998, edited by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar, FACT and Liverpool University Press, 2007, p. 13

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The Ghosts of Songs
2007
FACT, Liverpool
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The Ghosts of Songs

Watching audiences watching Black Audio Film Collective's 1986 essay film Handsworth Songs during the first afternoon of Documenta 11, replaying the attention people bestowed upon the
work later that evening, a curatorial proposition slowly began to emerge; could one invite audiences into spatial scenarios that allowed for distinctive kinds of encounter with the entirety of Black Audio Film Collective's oeuvre?

Kodwo Eshun & Anjalika Sagar, Preface, The Ghost of Songs: the Film Art of the Black Audio Film Collective 1982-1998, edited by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar, FACT and Liverpool University Press, 2007, p. 13

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The Ghosts of Songs - A Retrospective on The Black Audio Film Collective 1982-1998
2007
FACT LIVERPOOL AND ARNOLFINI BRISTOL
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The Ghosts of Songs - A Retrospective on The Black Audio Film Collective 1982-1998

The Ghosts of Songs was the first major touring exhibition and monograph retrospective of the seminal media group, The Black Audio Film Collective. Conceived by The Otolith Group over four years, The exhibition to notable acclaim launched at FACT Liverpool on the 2nd of February 2007. It was open until April and toured then to Arnolfini Bristol from April to June 2007

The Exhibition was curated and produced by The Otolith Group in partnership with FACT and The Arnolfini Bristol.

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Art Is What Makes Life More Interesting Than Art
2006
London
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Art Is What Makes Life More Interesting Than Art

The Artists Cinema is a Frieze Projects/LUX collaboration to construct, programme and run a cinema for artists' film and video within Frieze Art Fair. First realised at the fair in 2005, The Artists Cinema programme of film and video focuses primarily on recent international artists' film and video screened daily alongside an invited programme of film and video selected by specialist artists and curators. Each invited curator was asked to compile a programme that focused on contemporary film and video, its relationship to historical legacies or modern life.



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How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art
2006
Hayward Gallery, London UK
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How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art

Our desire was to make a show in such a way that each work could be seen not just for the place it holds in some putative history of British Art, nor simply for the model it might offer of the way things used to be made. Above and beyond these aspects, the works would most significantly be participants in a series of conversations wholly relevant to the present moment.

Michael Archer, Overlapping Figures in How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art Arts Council Collection, edited by Michael Archer, Marjorie Allthorpe Guyton and Roger Malbert, Hayward Gallery, 2006, p.44

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