Kodwo Eshun

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 their website and supports The Otolith Group’s public platform under the name of The Otolith Collective, which coexists by curating, programming, publishing and supporting the presentation of artists work, contributing to a critical field of exploration between visual culture and exhibiting in contemporary art.

In October 2015,  The Pan African Space Station collaborated with The Showroom and The Otolith Collective as part of The Chimurenga Library. Visit PASS on Mixcloud to listen to recordings from these sessions.

Kodwo Eshun will be on PASS in Amsterdam on Sunday 11 December at 15:00, and on Wednesday 14 December, alongside Sammy Baloji, Akinbide Akinbiyi and Adeola Enigbokan, at 14:00.

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Listening to FESTAC

As King Sunny Ade sang, welcome welcome to Nigeria… Ntone Edjabe and Kodwo Eshun hung out in the Chimurenga Library to listen close to records from or recorded for FESTAC ’77.    ( continue reading

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Circum-Atlantic Conference: The Future of the African Diaspora

“Afrofuturism, arguably the most famous concept of speculative futures of the African diaspora, originated primarily in the USA, and is associated with artists such as Sun Ra, George Clinton and Octavia Butler. Envisaging a future and presenting this impulse was considered a symbol of liberation. How do contemporary artists and intellectuals of the African diaspora in North and South America, as well as Europe, envision their future today?” Listen to this talk on PASS. 30/10/2015. 19hoo-21h00 The circum-atlantic conference will …  ( continue reading

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