In 1980, Northwestern University invited Julius Eastman, the queer African-American avantgarde composer and performer, whose ecstatic militant minimalism initiated a black radical aesthetic. But the titles of his compositions were redacted from the printed program. The film is based on Eastman’s public statement to respond to it, and each performer’s modified verbatim transcriptions.
The Otolith Group
The Otolith Group was founded in 2002 and consists of Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun who live and work in London. Their work is research based and spans the moving image, audio, performance, installation, and curation. They incorporate film making and post-lens-based essayistic aesthetics that explore the temporal anomalies, anthropic inversions. In 2010 The Otolith Group were nominated for the Turner Prize.