EDUNJOBI / 2021

EDÚNJOBÍ is a performance film that looks into the cultural narrative that the Yoruba thoughts accord to twin birth; Ibeji. Ibeji within the arts space has mostly been expressed through the visual arts and western museums, which therefore focuses a lot of attention on ere ibeji, the calved objects, placing static objects as the signifier of a phenomenon that is richly complex and multiform, invariably reduces the narrative to what suites the arts world and it’s addiction to animist practice of collecting dead objects. This full length performance film in 9 parts, makes an attempt to place performance and orality as an entry point into what constitutes the excellence and ingenuity of the Yoruba thoughts, upon what appears to be a universal occurrence amongst all humans, twin birth.

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