Czech Artists Stage An Urban Intervention

Merry Go Round

Merry Go RoundYou know the platitude “The world is your playground?” Well, a group of artists in the Czech Republic are taking the statement quite literally by staging an urban intervention they call “Kolotoc.”

The Prague-based artists in question are Vojtch FröhlichOndej Mladý, Jan šimánek, and Vladmir Turner. Kolotoc translates to merry-go-round in English. Using nothing but ropes, climbing harnesses, wood planks and a massive rotating billboard on the side of a highway, they have created an urban amusement ride.

Turning a giant eye-sore (the sole purpose of which was to advertise to the masses) into a joyous carnival ride is quite an interesting visual. Check it out for yourself with this making-of video.

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