Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

The Otolith Group, ES

The Otolith Group, Drexciya Mythos, part 1: The deserts of our future will be deserts of water, 2010 © Manifesta 8/Ilya Rabinovich

Film at Antiguo Cuartel de Artillería Pavilion 1 in Murcia

This film depicted a mythical place called Neo-Atlantis, created by the Detroit-based electronic music duo Drexciya. By inventing this place populated by the sub-aquatic descendants of drowned enslaved people, the British collective sought to represent the evidence of things not seen.