UNITED KINGDOM | FILM | NATIONAL PREMIERE

 

Established by Anjali Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, The Otolith Group creates movies, audiovisual installations and performances that draw inspiration in methods taken from cognitive dissonance generated by science fiction. Their works in cinema and video incorporate an essay-based aesthetic on the exploration of temporal anomalies through lenses, besides anthropic inversions and synthetic alienation of the post-human, the inhuman and lastly the anti-human.

“The Third Part of the Third Measure” (2017) is a new audiovisual composition comissioned by the Philadelphia’s Contemporary Art Institute and Sharjah Biennial13, creating an encounter with the militant minimalism of African-American avant-garde composer, pianist and singer Julius Eastman.

“The Third Part of the Third Measure” centers on what the Otolith Group describes as “an observational experience on a source of listening”, evoking political feelings of protest and the collective practice of movement construction that participates in global fights against authoritarianism of a neo-reactionary breed. The film “The Third Part of the Third Measure” invites spectators to watch the ecstatic artistry of black radicalism that Eastman himself once described as “full of honor, integrity and unlimited courage”.

Next Performances

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  • The Talking Car

    16 June 2024 — 18 June 2024
    Wiener festwochen

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures. 

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  • BoCA Summer School: Chants in the Huni Kuin Cosmovision

    06 July 2024 — 07 July 2024
    MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia

    HUNI KUIN COLLECTIVE

    In this workshop, the Huni Kuin collective proposes an immersive experience that relates to the musical culture of its people, thinking of voice and melody as vehicles and instruments for acting in the world, constituting bodies and living well.

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  • BoCA Summer School: Body and Nature

    06 July 2024 — 07 July 2024
    MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia

    HUNI KUIN COLLECTIVE

    In the "Body and Nature" workshop, the Huni Kuin collective proposes a practice and reflection on the role of art in the process of strengthening bodies in their society. During the training, each body will take on different faces: sometimes an instrument, sometimes a collective craft, sometimes a support for artistic, symbolic and communicative intervention with nature through the discovery of painting.

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  • TERRA COBRE

    18 July 2024 — 19 July 2024
    Festival dos Canais

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

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  • The Talking Car

    06 September 2024 — 07 September 2024
    Nowy Teatr

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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  • The Talking Car

    09 October 2024 — 10 October 2024
    HAU Berlin

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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