Zak Ové

The British Museum
September 13, 2015

Follow the making of Zak Ové's spectacular Moko Jumbie sculptures inspired by carnival created for the British Museum and on permanent display in the Sainsbury Africa Galleries. These stilt wallking carnival characters draw on African mythology and stories of slave resistance which have fed the roots of contemporary carnival from Trinidad to Notting Hill. As Zak says, 'What I've tried to do is to impregnate mythologies with new materials, dialogue and language that give them a new lease of life into a new millennium. "