The Otolith Group is an artists collective founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002. Its activities integrate film and video, writing and publishing, workshops, curting exhibitions, and developing public platforms for close readings of the image in contemporary society. The group has explored the legacies and potentialities of the document and the essay film, the archive, the sonic, speculative futures, and science-fictions. Otolith Group has organized workshops and discussions and curated and co-curated work at film festivals and museums, including a touring exhibition, The Ghosts of Songs: A Retrospective of The Black Audio Film Collective 1982-1998, Harun Farocki. 22 Films: 1968-2009 at the Tate Modern, and the touring program, Protest, the last conceived as part of Essentials: The Secret Masterpieces of Cinema, commissioned by the Independent Cinema Office. In 2010 The Otolith Group were nominated for the Turner Prize.
The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. The lecture series, organized by Coco Fusco, director of intermedia initiatives at AMT, invites renowned artists from across the globe to give free public presentations each Wednesday.