Film ScreeningThe Otolith Group: The Radiant(Cancelled)
We apologise that this event has been cancelled.
The Otolith Group present the UK premiere of their most recent film, The Radiant, that explores the aftermath of March 11 2011, when the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck the North East Coast of Japan at 2.46pm. The event triggered a tsunami that killed tens of thousands and caused the partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The film recently premiered at dOCUMENTA (13).
In the fissures opened by these catastrophes, The Radiant travels through time and space, invoking the historical promise of nuclear energy and summoning the future threat of radiation that converge upon the benighted present. Under these conditions, the illuminated cities and evacuated villages of Japan can be understood as a laboratory for the global nuclear regime that exposes its citizens to the necropolitics of radiation.
The screening is followed by a discussion led by Bristol Diving School.
The Otolith Group
Founded in 2002 by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, artist-led collective The Otolith Group’s practice integrates film and video making, writing, workshops, exhibition curation, publishing and developing public platforms for the close readings of the image in contemporary society.
Nationally and internationally, The Otolith Group have produced work that acts as a platform to develop wider relations to the production of the experimental in moving image practice, including the touring exhibition The Ghosts of Songs: A Retrospective of The Black Audio Film Collective 1982-1998, Harun Farocki, 22 Films: 1968-2009 at Tate Modern and the touring programme Protest conceived as part of the Essentials: The Secret Masterpieces of Cinema commissioned by the Independent Cinema Office.
Their own recent solo exhibitions include Westfailure, Project 88, Mumbai (2012), A Lure a Part Allure Apart, Betonsalon, Paris (2011) and Thoughtform, MACBA, Barcelona and MAXXI, Rome (2010-2011). Group exhibitions include dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), 11th Biennale de Lyon, A Terrible Beauty is Born (2011), Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010), Turner Prize (2010) and 29 Bienal de Sao Paulo (2009).