Black and white image of a rock in the middle of a body of water
Saturday 13 May 2023 - 14:00 to Saturday 01 July 2023 - 17:00
Galway Arts Centre

British Council Ireland are proud to support A Sphere Of Water Orbiting A Star, featuring significant new work by the Turner Prize nominated The Otolith Group  and co-commissioned by Galway Arts Centre and Hangar Artistic Research Centre, Lisbon.

‘A Sphere Of Water Orbiting A Star’, conceived by The Otolith Group in collaboration with sound designer and composer Tyler Friedman for Galway Arts Centre, features unreleased recordings of conversations between Gerald Donald of Detroit Techno duo Drexciya and Kodwo Eshun, along with films made in Galway at the mouth of the River Corrib as it enters the Atlantic Ocean. 

‘A Sphere Of Water Orbiting A Star’ is an immersive audio visual environment, conceived as a guide to the imagination, exploring a liquid world orbiting a binary star system through the sonic portal of Drexciya.

About The Otolith Group

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. 

The exhibition preview is at 2pm with an artists talk in Nuns Island Theatre at 3pm by The Otolith Group founders Anjalika Saga and Kodwo Eshun, and US musician, rhythmanalyst DeForrest Brown Jr, author of Assembling a Black Counter Culture.

Opening Reception

Sat. 13th May

2pm – Preview at Galway Arts Centre 47 Dominick Street

3pm – Artists Talk with The Otolith Group and DeForrest Brown Jr ( Nuns Island Theatre)

5pm -7pm – Reception at Galway Arts Centre 47 Dominick Street

8pm – Live DJ Set from DeForrest Brown Jr at Galway City Distillery, Merchant’s Road.