Owunna, Obi Mbu
Obi Mbu (The Primordial House): An Igbo Creation Myth (Co-Directed with Marques Redd)


HD Video with sound on USB Flash drive

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, installation instructions, and custom box (Edition of 5 + 2 APs)

30 minutes, 47 seconds


“Obi Mbu (The Primordial House): An Igbo Creation Myth” (2021) is a 30-minute dance film that is centered in the Primordial House, located in the Sirius star system, from which creation emerges. Eke-Nnechukwu, the Igbo high god, and Chukwu, her masculine counterpart, exist in perfect unity in and as the Blackness of space. Although they are dual aspects of the Primordial Androgynous deity, Chukwu sections off a part of space exclusively for himself in the form of a sacred pillared chamber in the heart of the Primordial House. He engages in a secret work by dancing in and out of this chamber, which sets off a chain of irrevocable circumstances that lead to our current world and condition. 

Directors: Mikael Owunna and Marques Redd
Movement Director: Ursula Payne
Chukwu: Corey Bourbonniere
Eke-Nnechukwu: Victoria Watford
Sound Design: Herman Pearl / soy s0s
Movement Consultant: Marquita Sams
Production Assistant: Isabelle Analo

Watch a trailer of the film


Work by Mikael Owunna