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AQ Khan, water car, hologram, nuclear bomb, pakistan
Baba-e-bum, Father Bomb
Colour pencil, carbon paper, graphite on paper in pink files on green felt
8.5 x 11 in
2019

A.Q. Khan, celebrated as the Father of the Bomb, was one of the cogs in the making of the nuclear bombs of Pakistan. He also endorsed the car run on a water kit, made by a man from a small town in Sindh, an overnight inventor who became a sensation. It was soon uncovered to be a hoax, causing embarrassment to the country on international media.

The file is a proposal to make a hologram of the nuclear scientist that would be run on the fake water kit.