Join PhD student Stella Odunlami for Oríkì Mi.
“The chapters of British history officially commemorated are deeply political, habitually foregrounding the triumphs of Empire and wilfully dis-remembering the stories and voices of those who paid the cost with their lives. The performance Oríkì Mi forms part of my PhD project, which is an exploration of the possibility of person led performance based memorials as a counter narrative to this erasure.
Exploring traditional Yoruba notions of remembrance and ancestry through the honouring of one’s lineage, Oríkì Mi is a nod to the histories of my own family, and the moments where different realities intersect across space and time. A moment to celebrate the lives of those who have gone before. Those known, and unknown, vanished, left behind and wilfully dis-remembered.
The performance will be followed by a short informal conversation in which audience members will be invited to explore the themes touched upon in the piece. Please note the performance is outdoors; headphones and an internet friendly device are required.
Sound can be accessed here on the easy to use mixlr platform on the day of performance but you may wish to follow the page in anticipation: http://mixlr.com/stellalles/ “
Free admission. Please book your place online