How Tables Came to Umu Madu
How tables came to Umu Madu
5.1 Surround sound
In this video installation, we see Cardinal Mbiyo Chui of the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church telling the story of “How Tables Came to Umu Madu” by Nigerian author Theoben Obikaram Echewa. The story speaks of what happened to Africa when the Europeans came. The story is improvised following the tradition of African storytelling.
The piece was commissioned for the 2007 Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.
Shown at the Gothenburg Biennial of Contemporary Art, 2007
Curators: Edi Muka & Joa Ljungberg
Cinematography: Mats Hjelm & Annika Busch
Sound: Claes Herrlander & Mats Hjelm
Editing: Mats Hjelm & Annika Busch
Participant: Cardinal Mbiyo Chui of the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church
Thanks to: Herrlander Pictures, Swedish Film Institute and Swedish Television SVT