The Otolith Group, Medium Earth, 2013. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and LUX

The Otolith Group, Medium Earth, 2013. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and LUX

The Otolith Group, Medium Earth, 2013. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Medium Earth is a visual essay on the millennial time of geology and the seismic psyche of the state of California. It focuses on how tectonic forces express themselves in the landscape, from the fault lines buried deep below to appearances above ground, such as hairline fractures of cast concrete. The soundtrack listens to deserts, translates the writing of stones, and deciphers the calligraphies of expansion cracks.

Biography
The Otolith Group was founded in 2002 by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, and has since grown as a collaborative platform that seeks to rethink the dynamics of cultural production under conditions of accelerated, unstable and precarious global conditions. They have curated and co-curated programmes and exhibitions including: A Cinema of Songs and People: The Films of Anand Patwardhan, Tate Modern, 2013; On Vanishing Land by Mark Fisher and Justin Barton, The Showroom, 2013; The Inner Time of Television (a collaboration with Chris Marker), Beirut Arts Centre, 2010; and The Journey, by Peter Watkins, Tate Modern, 2010, amongst others. In 2014, they had their first major solo exhibition at the Bergen Kunsthalle, Norway. In 2010 they were nominated for the Turner Prize.

Credit
Curated by AV Festival. Courtesy of LUX.

Medium Earth
Dir. The Otolith Group

£4

Sun 2 March 2014, 1.45pm

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG
tynesidecinema.co.uk

FILM CREDITS
Year: 2013
Runtime: 41min
Format: HD video
Country: USA/UK
Language: English
UK Distributor: LUX

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