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Rereading the African Writers Series – The Otolith Collective with James Currey

Kodwo Eshun of The Otolith Collective/Group (profiled here) and publisher James Currey discuss the Heinemann African Writers Series, George Hallett, Bessie Head, Dambudzo Marechera and routes (with)in the Chimurenga Library.

Recorded for Pan African Space Station at The Showroom, London 2015.

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The Otolith Collective w/ George Shire

“Although we talked about ‘literature teaching politics’ he was not as preoccupied with cultural politics or the new left the way in which I was. He didn’t read Marx, or Gramsci and he didn’t read Cabral or Fanon either. His brushes with the British police and Oxford is what drew him to black politics in Britain but at a distance.” The spirit of Dambudzo Marechera in the Showroom today! And live on PASS. Writer and critic George Shire knew the …  ( continue reading

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The Otolith Collective w/ Henriette Gunkel

“the future is queerness’s domain”  ( continue reading

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The Otolith Collective with Ayesha Hameed

Black Atlantis waves, maps, slave throwing, Detroit techno, soundsystems…  ( continue reading

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The Otolith Collective & Guests

Kodwo Eshun in the chair… with Sun Ra…  ( continue reading

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The Otolith Collective & Guests

Kodwo Eshun with James Currey talking through routes in the Chimurenga Library.  ( continue reading

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PASS in London: The Otolith Collective

The Otolith Collective is a publicly funded, not-for-profit arts organisation run by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar of the award-winning artist collective The Otolith Group. The Otolith Collective develops research into lectures, seminars, discussions and screening programmes with a wide range of museums, foundations and private institutions. The Otolith Group’s films include In The Year of The Quiet Sun, I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another, and Anathema. For further info visit otolithgroup.org. Kodwo Eshun mentioned the collaboration between The Showroom, …  ( continue reading

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FESTAC ’77: PASS Playlist

Speaking to Chimurenga’s ongoing research into the legacy of the seminal Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC ’77) held in Lagos, Nigeria in 1977,  this playlist pays tribute to artists and thinkers who participated in the festival and ensuing conversations. Through our own research into the sonic archives from and around the event, as well as curated conversations and reflections with collaborators across the world through our itinerant radio project, this playlist is an audio supplement …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Kodwo Eshun

Kodwo Eshun is a British-Ghanaian writer, theorist, lecturer and filmmaker based in London. Along with Anjalika Sagar, Eshun founded the The Otolith Group, a research based artists organisation focused on exploring the moving image, the archive, the sonic and the aural within the gallery context. The Otolith Group have exhibited their works worldwide and are commissioned to develop and exhibit their art works, research and publications by a wide range institutions. This work acts as a resource that is documented on …  ( continue reading

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PASS landing at OBA Central Library, Amsterdam

From 11 -15 December 2016, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) landed in Amsterdam, transmitting live from the OBA Central Library.  The PASS live studio featured a 5-day programme as an experiment in speaking, listening, playing, partying and community; as a performance and exhibition space; a research platform and living archive. Programmed and performed by Chimurenga, PASS in Amsterdam featured collaborations with artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians and rebels whose practices draw from and respond to a variety of contexts; to prompt …  ( continue reading

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