The Then There Were None series is a collection of tactile spheres decorated with imagery of historical fallen dictators. A creative response to the Arab Spring, the revolutionary wave of demonstrations, protests and wars occurring in Arab since December 2010, it memorializes the struggles of the past as well as the strength of the people.
Created by Bierut-based duo Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri of Bokja, the Then There Were None series revolves around such leading figures Marie Antoinette, Kim Jong-Il, Colonel Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein. Vibrantly colorful and eccentrically patterned, the tactile spheres are oddly compelling.
Working with traditional materials and techniques, the Then There Were None series may span over different centuries and cultures, but the artform itself is recognizably Arab. They also fit into Bokja's contemporary signature style.
Then There Were None by Bokja Creatively Responds to the Arab Spring
1. Creative Response to History - The Then There Were None series creatively responds to historical events, offering disruptive innovation opportunities to engage with the past in new, tactile ways.
2. Memorializing Struggles - This collection of tactile spheres memorializes the struggles of fallen dictators, presenting an opportunity for innovative approaches to preserving and commemorating historical events.
3. Contemporary Recognition of Arab Art - Bokja's Then There Were None series blends traditional Arab art with a contemporary style, offering disruptive innovation opportunities to showcase and celebrate Arab art forms.
1. Art and Design - The Then There Were None series presents disruptive innovation opportunities within the art and design industry, combining traditional techniques with contemporary artistic expression.
2. Historical Preservation - This collection of tactile spheres opens up disruptive innovation opportunities within the historical preservation industry, allowing for alternative methods of preserving and commemorating historical events.
3. Cultural Heritage - Bokja's Then There Were None series offers disruptive innovation opportunities within the cultural heritage industry, showcasing the diverse art forms and histories of different cultures.