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THIS FILM IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO VIEW AS A ONE-TIME LIVE BROADCAST, BEGINNING AT 7PM ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13.

Presented in partnership with Speller Street Films and The Luminal Theater as part of their monthly BLK Docs series. The $2 minimum charge for this program allows us to cover the associated Eventive fees.


In the Year of the Quiet Sun (2013) takes its name from the decrease in solar surface temperature that occurs every eleven years. From November 1964 to November 1965, the nation states of the world issued postage stamps to commemorate the first scientific expedition to study the sun. As the stamps turned their face towards the sky, they overlooked the unstable land of Africa’s newly independent states.


The Otolith Group, founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002, has grown as a collaborative platform that seeks to rethink the dynamics of cultural production under conditions of accelerated, unstable and precarious global conditions. Films, art works, exhibitions, curated programmes, and publications are collectively conceived by the two artists, and research forms the basis of the practice. The Otolith Collective coexists by curating, programming, publishing and supporting the presentation of artists work, contributing to a critical field of exploration between visual culture and exhibiting in contemporary art. They have curated and co-curated programmes and exhibitions including, A Cinema of Songs and People: The Films of Anand Patwardhan at the Tate Modern, The Inner Time of Television ( a collaboration with Chris Marker ), The Journey, by Peter Watkins at the Tate Modern, On Vanishing Land by Mark Fisher and Justin Barton, The Militant Image (ongoing) , the touring exhibition The Ghosts of Songs: A Retrospective of The Black Audio Film Collective 1982-1998, Harun Farocki. 22 Films: 1968-2009 at Tate Modern and the touring programme Protest conceived as part of the Essentials: The Secret Masterpieces of Cinema commissioned by the Independent Cinema Office. In 2010 The Otolith Group were nominated for the Turner Prize.


BLK Docs

Started by Speller Street Films and The Luminal Theater, BLK Docs is an initiative to help build an authentic documentary film culture within the African-American community through film screenings, webinars, and more interactive film events.

  • Year
    2013
  • Runtime
    34 minutes
  • Director
    The Otolith Group