Man in a Box

Director: Mawuli Afatsiawo
Country: Ghana
Year: 2000
Running Time: 5 min.
Language: English

Mawuli Afatsiawo’s Man in a Box was originally conceived as a two-channel projection. This composite version fuses the two elements into one charged space: The artist, his body naked and painted red, is crouched inside a small box. His contorted figure, moving within the enclosed space is seen against a collage of images: children playing a game, scenes of urban street life in Ghana, construction machinery, and colonial era monuments.