DXG #2: Thinking Futurisms Critically

Thursday 26 October 2023

Online discussion led by The Otolith Group

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Thursday 26 October 2023, 18:30 - 20:00
Booking required?

The Otolith Group will lead an online seminar with filmmakers and artists to discuss the differential stakes entailed by engaging with critical futurisms, futures and futurity with regard to moving image making. 

This workshop forms part of The Ignorant Art School Sit-in Curriculum #3 programmed in collaboration with the Department for Xenogenesis.


The seminar is free to attend. Book a space via Eventbrite

Participant information

This is a large capacity online seminar held on Zoom. It will be lead by The Otolith Group with opportunity for discussion with participants. It is aimed at filmmakers and artists. After registering a free place via Eventbrite, participants will receive a Zoom meeting link.

The event will be live-captioned on Zoom.


The Otolith Group is an award-winning artist led collective founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002.

Their moving image, audio works, performances and installations are characterized by an engagement with the legacies and potentialities of diasporic futurisms that explore modes of temporal anomalies, anthropic inversions and synthetic alienation.

Approaching curation as an artistic practice of building intergenerational and cross-cultural platforms, the collective has been influential in critically introducing particular works of artists such as Chris Marker, Harun Farocki, Anand Patwardhan, Etel Adnan, Black Audio Film Collective, Sue Clayton, Mani Kaul, Peter Watkins, and Chimurenga in the UK, US, Europe, and Lebanon.


The event will be live captions on Zoom.

All enquiries please contact: exhibitions@dundee.ac.uk

About the exhibition

...But There Are New Suns is the first major exhibition in Scotland by the Turner Prize nominated artist collective The Otolith Group; and is the third iteration of The Ignorant Art School: Five Sit-ins towards Creative Emancipation.

13 October – 16 December
Monday – Saturday, 12–5pm

Read more on our exhibition page.

Funding support

The Ignorant Art School at Cooper Gallery, DJCAD is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. 

Logo block. Cooper Gallery, DJCAD, Creative Scotland, National Lottery Funded

Cooper Gallery

Event type Gallery event
Event category Design and Art