Third Part of The Third Measure

The Third Part of the Third Measure (2017), a new audiovisual composition commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and SB13, creates an encounter with the militant minimalism of avant-garde composer, pianist and vocalist Julius Eastman. The Third Part of the Third Measure focuses on what The Otolith Group describe as ‘an experience of watching in the key of listening’, invoking political feelings of defiance and the collective practice of movement building that participates in the global struggles against neoreactionary authoritarianism. The Third Part of the Third Measure invites viewers to attend to exemplary ecstatic aesthetics of black radicalism that Eastman himself once described as ‘full of honour, integrity and boundless courage’.


The Third Part of the Third Measure (2017)
Multiscreen Installation
The Otolith Group
HD, colour, sound
43 mins, 43 secs

Director: The Otolith Group
Editor: Simon Arazi
Pianists : Zubin Kanga, Siwan Rhys , Rolf Hind, Eliza McCarthy


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