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The Third Part of the Third Measure

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'The Third Part of the Third Measure' creates an encounter with the militant minimalism of avant-garde composer, pianist and vocalist Julius Eastman. The two-channel video installation focuses on what The Otolith Group (Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun) describe as an “experience of watching in the key of listening”, invoking political feelings of defiance and the collective practice of movement building that participates in the global struggles against neoreactionary authoritarianism. Their work invites viewers to attend to exemplary ecstatic aesthetics of black radicalism that Eastman himself once described as “full of honor, integrity and boundless courage”. (Berlinale brochure)
Official Selection Berlinale 2018 - Forum Expanded Exhibition - "A Mechanism Capable of Changing Itself" - Group exhibition at Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg


Type of film
Running Time
44 mins
The Otolith Group
The Otolith Group
Simon Arazi
Director of Photography
Kate McDonough
Sound Design: Tyler Friedman
With Music By: Julius Eastman

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Last updated 7th February 2018

Production Company

UK, United Arab Emirates, US coproduction

The Otolith Group