Around Hydra Decapita II (2011)
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Around Hydra Decapita II (2011)

The Otolith Group "Hydra Decapita", 2010 (fotograma)

Screening and debate

This session entails a discussion that will introduce and contextualise the ideas and methodologies behind The Otolith Group’s practice as they present the research they have gathered for the second in their new trilogy of films Hydra Decapita (working title), which will be produced by the MACBA. The two members of the group, Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, will be joined by the historian Marcus Rediker who is professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. He is author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and coauthor of The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic, which won the International Labor History Association Book Prize in 2001. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is at work on a history of the slave ship. The event will be moderated by Alex Farquharson, director of The Nottingham Contemporary.

This session will explore the conceptual framework that underlies the piece by The Otolith Group and the exhibition Hidrarquia produced by the LOOP Festival in collaboration with the Museu Marítim) and, more specifically, the abstraction of financial capitalism in order to explore the correspondences with the bottom-up revolution in the Black Atlantic.

Debate with Anjalika Sagar, Kodwo Eshun and Marcus Rediker.

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7 April 2011 – 21 May 2011
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MACBA Auditorium. Free admission. Limited space. Simultaneous translation.
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Around Hydra Decapita II (2011)
dates
7 April 2011 – 21 May 2011
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Around Hydra Decapita II (2011)
price
MACBA Auditorium. Free admission. Limited space. Simultaneous translation.
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