Director: Mawuli Afatsiawo
Running Time: 6 min.
Afatsiawo has crafted a haunting meditation in which fleeting images and somber music evoke loss and displacement.
Biography: Mawuli Afatsiawo was born in 1974 in Accra, Ghana. After attending school in London, he returned to Ghana in 1986, graduating with a BA in painting from the College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University, Kumasi, in 1999. Afatsiawo’s interest in media began with a workshop in 1999 given by Marcel Odenbach, at the College of Art, Kumasi. He participated in the exhibition Blick-Wechsel: African Video Art, Berlin, 2001, and was artist in residence at IFA Galleries in Bonn, Germany, 2000. Afatsiawo has shown work in several exhibitions in Ghana, as well as the Hanover Expo, 2000; the Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil, 2002; the Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany, 2003–04; and the African Film Festival, EAI, New York, 2003. In 2005 he was artist-in-residence at the Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK, where he initiated new works based on the economic exchange between Ghana and the world. Afatsiawo is creative director for Enscrypt Ltd, a multimedia advertising production agency based in Accra, Ghana.