The Otolith Group was founded in 2002 by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun who currently live and work in London. During their longstanding collaboration The Group have drawn from a wide range of resources and materials. They explore the moving image, the archive, the sonic and the aural within the gallery context. Their work is research-based and in particular has focused on the essay film as a form that seeks to look at conditions, events and histories in their most expanded form. Their work acts as a resource that is documented on their website and supports The Otolith Group’s public platform in its function in the UK under the name of The Otolith Collective.
The Otolith Collective is curated and directed by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar. It coexists by curating, programming, publishing and supporting the presentation of artists work, contributing to a critical field of exploration between visual cultures and exhibiting contemporary art. They have curated and co-curated programmes and exhibitions including, A Cinema of Songs and People: The Films of Anand Patwardhan at the Tate Modern, The Inner Time of Television (a collaboration with Chris Marker), The Journey by Peter Watkins at the Tate Modern, On Vanishing Land by Mark Fisher and Justin Barton, The Militant Image (ongoing), the touring exhibition The Ghosts of Songs: A Retrospective of The Black Audio Film Collective 1982-1998, Harun Farocki. 22 Films: 1968-2009 at Tate Modern and the touring programme Protest conceived as part of the Essentials: The Secret Masterpieces of Cinema commissioned by the Independent Cinema Office. In 2010 The Otolith Group were nominated for the Turner Prize.