[SECTION 1] Medium / September 2nd? 5th

Medium Earth

United Kingdom, 2013, 41min, Color, DCP
Courtesy The Otolith Group and LUX (London)

The Otolith Group

Courtesy The Otolith Group and LUX (London)
The accumulation of moving images and sounds that makes up Medium Earth comprise an audiovisual essay on the millennial time of geology and the infrastructural unconscious of Southern California. Focused on the ways in which tectonic forces express themselves in boulder outcrops and the hairline fractures of cast concrete, Medium Earth participates in the cultures of prophecy and forecasting that mediate the experience of seismic upheaval.
Founded in 2002 based on the relationship between art and theory, The Otolith Group consists of Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, who live and work in London. For over a decade, the Group has explored the moving image, the sonic and aspects of various works of science fiction. Their work in particular has focused on the essay film as a way to inhabit events and histories that inform our present and future.