Bolo (Saks Afridi & Qinza Najm)
‘Carousel’ questions the duplicity of rhetoric in dictatorships and democracies, alluding to patterns of power cycles and ascendancy in human nature and human history. The facial features of the dictator is a combination of several dictators of the past and is not associated with any particular country. As I mentioned, we started this piece 9 months ago and it's meaning has continued to evolve over time, especially post January 2017.
Concept & sculpture: Bolo
Animation and VFX: The mill
Sound Mix: Sonic Union
Voice: Charles Chaplin, The Great Dictator
Music: Hans Zimmer, Inception