Coventry Cathedral
Friday, August 14, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street, Coventry, England, CV1 5FJ
West Midlands
Coventry Biennial and Coventry Cathedral


“Earth is out of bounds for us now; it remains a planet accessible only through media”

OTOLITH 1, a film-essay made by The Otolith Group in 2003, originally commissioned by MIR Consortium and The Arts Catalyst, is now a part of the Arts Council Collection.

We’re delighted to be presenting this major film-essay in the Chapter House at Coventry Cathedral from the 14th until the 20th of August 2020.

Made of historical, found and newly shot footage, conflating fact and fiction, OTOLITH 1 weaves personal and public histories together to explore future female identities and separation. These themes relate to our wider research while also resonating with the impacts of Covid-19.

Kodwo Eshun, the group’s co-founder alongside Anjalika Sagar, was affiliated with the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit at University of Warwick, highlighting another point of intersection with the research we are carrying out ahead of HYPER-POSSIBLE.

Ahead of this short exhibition we have published the third in our series of communiqués, which is available to read, download and share from here. Included in this issue is a new text by one of our curators and directors Michael Pigott and we are please to be able to share a section of Holger Schulze’s recent book Sonic Fiction which explores the aims, interests and work of The Otolith Group.

Please note that we can only accommodate 8 visitors per time slot to the exhibition to allow for physical distancing. You’ll be asked to wear a face mask while in the exhibition and to leave your name and contact details as you arrive. Booking in advanced is essential using this link