MACBA Public Programs

The Otolith Group will present a series of speculations on questions of hydropolitics and hydroaesthetics that emerge from Hydra Decapita (2010), the first work in the Group's new trilogy. These speculations constitute a partial inventory of preoccupations and obsessions that occupy the Group's anxieties and continue to feed their fascinations; an unidentified number of these preoccupations and these obsessions have inspired and continue to inspire, obliquely, the forms of thinking of work to come.

Joined by the historian and activist Marcus Rediker (University of Pittsburgh)and moderated by Alex Farquharson, director of Nottigngham Contemporary. This session will explore the conceptual framework that underlies Hydra Decapita and the exhibition Hydrarquia (produced by the LOOP Festival in collaboration with the Museu Marítim)