O Horizon

  • 2018
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Kodwo Eshun, Anjalika Sagar

Documentary with a series of essay-istic portraits reflecting upon modernist theories of art, nature, craft and radical pedagogy.

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O Horizon, dir. Otolith Group, UK 2018, 90 min., English and Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit, Mandarin with English subtitles

From the Otolith Group, O Horizon (2018) is part of a long-standing research project into the educational philosophies of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore.

Filmed in Visva-Bharati, a school founded by Tagore in Santiniketan, West Bengal, this filmic mediation focuses on the school’s material production, philosophy and practice, reflecting its conception as a living educational laboratory. A series of essayistic portraits reflect upon modernist theories of art, nature, craft, and radical pedagogy as developed by Tagore, whose life and thought informed the building of this unique institution.

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