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The Otolith Group

The London-based collective presents Message of the Forest

The 2018 Frieze Film programme explores natural, technological and psychological means of mass communication and control.

London-based collective the Otolith Group’s Message of the Forest can be heard as an ode to the Sal Forests of West Bengal, or a song for the weathering of parent rocks, or an incantation inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s vision of a world campus that would become Visva-Bharati in Santineketan in West Bengal in 1921.

The Otolith Group is an award-winning artist led collective founded by the artists and theorists Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002. In 2010, The Otolith Group was nominated for The Turner Prize and they were commissioned to create a new work for Documenta 13 in 2012. The Otolith Group work has been presented in biennials, museums, foundations, public galleries, community spaces, art schools, universities, cinemas, and informal spaces across the world. Recent solo exhibitions include A Lost Future, The Rubin, New York (2018); The Radiant, Art Gallery at Miyauch, Japan (2017), In the of the Quiet Sun at CASCO, Utrecht (2014), Novaya Zemlya at Museo Serralves, Porto (2014), In The Year of the Quiet Sun, Kunsthall Bergen, Nor- way (2014), Medium Earth, RedCat, LA (2013); AuViCo 2109-2110, Mum- bai (2012); Westfailure, Project 88, Mumbai (2012); I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another, Fabrica, Brighton (2012); Thoughtform MACBA, (2011) and MAXXI, Rome (2011).

Each film will premiere in the Frieze London auditorium during the fair (5–7 October 2018) and later show as part of Random Acts, Channel 4’s shortform strand dedicated to the arts.