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The Otolith Group | I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point And Another

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Mudam Auditorium
Within the framework of the exhibition

Etel Adnan et les modernes

I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another (2012) might be understood as a study in gestures and as the second chapter, following Hydra Decapita (2010), in The Otolith Group’s trilogy of works on hydropolitics and hydroaesthetics. The film departs from and returns to a reading of Sea (2011) by renowned poet Etel Adnan. Sea draws upon the powers of philosophy to pursue the continuous mutation of matter into velocity. If poetry can be understood as a study in constraint, I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another can be understood as an experiment in concentration that speaks of the mobility of thought and the movement of the ocean.

The screening will be followed by a talk with Anjalika Sagar, filmmaker and member of The Otolith Group.

Founded in 2002 by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, The Otolith Group creates films, installations, and performances that are driven by extensive research into subjects such as the histories of science fiction and the legacies of transnationalism. Major solo exhibitions of their work have been presented at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2019); MAXXI, Rome (2011) and MACBA, Barcelona (2011). Their work has also been exhibited at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit (2011) and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2006). The Otolith Group have also featured in significant international surveys including dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012) and Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2011). The group was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2010, they live and work in London.

I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point And Another, UK, 2012
33’ 32”, Colour, Stereo, 16:9

© The Otholith Group, "I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another" (film still), 2012