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Kodwo Eshun

Born, 1967 in UK

Kodwo Eshun is a London-based writer, curator and academic. He is currently course leader of the MA in Aural and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

In 2002 Eshun co-founded The Otolith Group with Anjalika Sagar, the name coming from a structure found in the inner ear that establishes our sense of gravity and orientation. Based in London the group’s work engages with archival materials, with futurity and with the histories of transnationality. The group’s projects have included the film Otolith and curating the exhibition The Ghosts of Songs: The Film Art of The Black Audio Collective and accompanying publication: The Ghosts of Songs: The Art of the Black Audio Film Collective. (The exhibition toured to a number of venues and the publication was published by Liverpool University Press, 2007). He also authored More Brilliant Than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction, Quartet Books, London, 1998.

A text by Eshun was included in the catalogue for the major exhibition Migrations: Journeys into British Art exhibition at Tate Britain, in 2012. The catalogue included several  pages of edited text of an interview with Eshun by Lizzie Carey-Thomas and Paul Goodwin, two of the curators of the exhibition. Within the text, Eshun discusses, amongst other things, the significance of Handsworth Songs and the Black Audio Film Collective.

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