THEATRUM MUNDI PRESENTS:
A MULTI-STORIED CITY
I till you, my garden. I remove weeds / from you and only hesitate when the birds / share an especially sweet note. I wonder / if the lesser plants clinging to your earth / have a right to it. – Ladan Osman
Where are these stories hidden? In the soil of our history, sitting by the bed waiting for us to steep and take them in, waiting for us to perform them, take our place and establish our being with them. Theatrum Mundi presents a series of artist films and visual essays exploring history, diaspora and ecology.
The Season of Burning Things
Running Time: 00:09:03
Director: Asmaa Jama and Gouled Abdishakour Ahmed
Producer: Sudden Connection, Bristol Old Vic
A profound collaborative moving image piece between these two artists, delving into the creators’ perspectives within the Somali diaspora and engaging with the theme of impermanence. The concept derives from East African mythos and Islamic imagery to explore mythmaking, Blackness, a ‘generation of ghosts’ and the transient spirit. – Girls In Film
The Skin of the Earth
Running Time: 00:23:29
Director: Morgan Senior
Producer: Morgan Senior
A poetic and personal exploration of the human and ecological traumas of British Colonial rule in Barbados, and the lingering connections between the islands.
Putting the Cooker on Low
Running Time: 00:26:03
Director: Ama Josephine Budge
Producer: Centre for Human Rights and The Arts, Bard College
Putting the Cooker on Low explores the daily rituals that allow Black women, femmes, and non-binary folk to keep creating in the midst of spiritual, emotional, familial, societal and ecological crises.