DXG #3: Thinking Hydropoetics Critically

2 Nov 2023

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Thu, 02 Nov
18:30 – 20:00

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Cooper Gallery

Dundee, United Kingdom


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Discussion with Natasha Thembiso Ruwona and The Otolith Group on Hydropoetics


Stemming from The Otolith Group’s 2010 film Hydra Decapita, the Otolith Group will reflect upon questions of poesis and abstraction with relation to the aesthetics and politics of the aquatic, the deep sea and the oceanic with artist Natasha Thembiso Ruwona. 


The event is free to attend and open to all. Book a space via Eventbrite.


Natasha Thembiso Ruwona is a moving-image artist, researcher, and curator-programmer-producer. She is interested in spatial practice and Afrofuturism as methods of thinking about place across time. Natasha also investigates processes of healing in relation to understanding our environments.

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.

Approaching curation as an artistic practice of building intergenerational and cross-cultural platforms, the collective has been influential in critically introducing particular works of artists such as Chris Marker, Harun Farocki, Anand Patwardhan, Etel Adnan, Black Audio Film Collective, Sue Clayton, Mani Kaul, Peter Watkins, and Chimurenga in the UK, US, Europe, and Lebanon.


The gallery is on two floors. First floor has ramped access and disabled toilet.

Second floor is accessible via lift and for wheelchair access via a stairclimber. The event will take place on the second floor. 

Please email in advance if you require lift or stairclimber access so we can arrange support.

Large print versions of the exhibition information handout are available, please ask our Guides.

If you require live captions for the discussion please email to request.

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Image credit

The Otolith Group, Hydra Decapita, 2010 (video still)
Courtesy the artist.

Funding support

The Ignorant Art School at Cooper Gallery, DJCAD is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. 

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Sophia Yadong Hao

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Natasha Thembiso Ruwona

The Otolith Group


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