In the Year of the Quiet Sun

The title of the Otolith Group’s film In the Year of the Quiet Sun comes from the reduction of the sun’s surface temperature that occurs every eleventh year. From 1964 to 1965 several nation states around the world printed stamps to commemorate the first scientific solar expedition. While the new stamps turned their faces to the sky, they looked past the unstable situation that Africa’s newly independent states found themselves in .

Otolith Group was founded in 2002 by Anja Equally Sagar and Kodwo Eshun ( London). The award-winning group is working with essay films and bring together history, science fiction and the Tri-continentalism movement.