All black space with a plume of white smoke rising from the ground on a TV screen.
Sovereign Sisters, 2014, detail, HD video 16:9. Computer animation transferred to black and white, no sound, wood, glass, reinforced, plastic, purified water. Duration 3:47 minutes. Installation view The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis, IMMA. 2022. ©

Image courtesy of the artists and IMMA, Dublin. Photo: Ros Kavanagh. 

Saturday 28 January 2023 -
11:00 to 17:15

In January 2023 The Otolith Group artists Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun specially curated a series of talks and discussions, featuring contributions by an international mix of dynamic guests. Te series was chaired by The Otolith Group contributors include Denise da Silva, Federico Campagna, Susan Schuplli, Bahar Noorizadeh, Erick Beltrán and Boris Ondreička.

Conceived as part of the Department of Xenogenesis (DXG); The Otolith Group presented a day of rich discussion and reflections with invited international artists, writers, and thinkers. Audiences and guests were invited to come together to think about complicated notions of time, as it relates to critiques of identity, race, politics, capitalism and technologies.

About the Event

The DXG programme was an in-person event, and was complemented by several remote online contributions and launches. This included a live-stream keynote address on Friday 27 Jan at 6pm by Denise Ferreira Da Silva chaired by The Otolith Group.

The in-person event took place on Saturday 28 Jan from 11am-5:15pm in the Lecture Room at IMMA

The event also marked the final weeks of the exhibition The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis that concludes at IMMA on 12 February 2023, following the major touring exhibition curated by Annie Fletcher, Director of IMMA. The event is supported by British Council Ireland.