The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis
Buxton Contemporary, Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Dodds Street, Southbank
What confrontations, complexities, critiques and conundra emerge when art adopts the perspective of the alien?
The implications of this anthropic inversion proliferate throughout Xenogenesis, the first major solo exhibition of The Otolith Group in Australia, which brings together a cross-section of influential artworks from 2013 to 2018. The works selected are linked by The Otolith Group’s concern to formulate a science fiction of the present using historical and contemporary images and sounds. By treating the technologies of images, sounds, voices and colours as narrative vehicles for transtemporal travel, the artists seek to re-imagine the contemporary global crises that ‘we’ have inherited from colonialism, re-narrate the ways in which humans have shaped the planet, and reconfigure the ways that ‘we’ are changing in response to new technologies. Curated by Annie Fletcher. More
Image: The Otolith Group, O Horizon, 2018 [still detail], original format 4K video, colour, sound, duration 90 min, courtesy of The Otolith Group and LUX, London, © the artists