Cogut Institute for the Humanities

3.5.20 Otolith Group/Third Part of the Third Measure

Film screening and conversation with London-based filmmakers Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, founders of the Otolith Group, and Rizvana Bradley, Art Historian at Yale University

The Third Part of the Third Measure by the Otolith Group (2017, 45 minutes) is an audiovisual composition commissioned by ICA Philadelphia and Sharjah Art Foundation. Described as “an experience of watching in the key of listening,” the composition focuses on the militant minimalism of avant-garde composer, pianist, and vocalist Julius Eastman (1940–1990) and the exemplary ecstatic aesthetics of black radicalism. It invokes political feelings of defiance and the collective practice of movement building that participates in the global struggles against neoreactionary authoritarianism.

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