The Otolith Collective is a long-standing artist led organisation supporting intergenerational art practice, research-led projects and process-based forms of development. We create environments that nourish discourse and discussion, co-commission art practices and curate exhibitions and programmes with a wide range of collaborators, organisations and institutions here and elsewhere.
Ours is a transnational and translocal programme based on maintaining and animating an experimental and worldmaking approach. Performing across disciplines such as visual art, performance, new music, film and video, new technology and critical writing, we draw a diverse range of audiences.
Our public programme emerges from this convergence of relationships across the world, the UK and in London, both within worlds of common purpose but also through a methodology of debate and thinking that is para-academic and within the civic realm. We are dedicated to ways of working as artists who curate, investigating and practising collaboration and its social potentials.
Our platforms emerge as workshops, reading groups, gatherings, panels, book launches, exhibitions, events, discussions, publications and screening programmes.
Artists whom have been curated, commissioned or launched by The Otolith Collective include: Elaine Mitchener, Mark Fisher, The Black Audio Film Collective (on the first retrospective and its publication of their work in the UK and rest of the world), Harun Farocki, Naeem Mohaiemen, Tony Cokes, Etel Adnan, Elaine Mitchener, Anand Patwardhan, Rania Stephan, Lungiswa Gqunta, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Bahar Noorizadeh, and the late Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa to name but a few.