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“TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK” Outdoor Public Art Exhibition

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HONG KONG AND LOS ANGELES–()–Presented by the First Initiative Foundation (FIF) and supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, “TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK” is now on view until January 1, 2023. The large public art exhibition stands next to an iconic landmark, the clock tower of Tsim Sha Tsui. The exhibit features famed American artist WhIsBe’s largest artwork to date, a giant red sculpture over 26 feet tall.

The three-story sculpture combines the modern gummy bear with prehistoric dinosaurs, along with another teal sculpture over six feet tall located on the Victoria Harbor waterfront. The shimmering water surface of the harbor is part of the display through a special mirror effect/chrome coating on the sculpture, which incorporates technological elements such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Instagram filters, allowing the public to capture sweet moments.

The series is a distinctive part of the artist’s work, which is loved and recognized all over the world. WhIsBe said, “After visiting Hong Kong a few years ago, I was inspired by the landscape and wondered how I could integrate my work into the city’s identity. I am excited to return to Hong Kong with the next evolution of Vandal Gummy, a brand new installation that incorporates digital and interactive elements.”

In this latest artwork, WhIsBe has replaced its distinctive physical plaque for the first time with an LED screen, displaying a variety of videos, including a countdown timer that syncs with the hourly chime of the Clock Tower and memorable moments collected by FIF’s Hong Kong public, highlighting the relationship between public art and the local community. He also created an art video clip featuring the gummy bears’ trip to Hong Kong to create sweet memories for them, just like they do for visitors to the exhibition.

For pictures refer to:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uDa30K_gGDqZ3NJptLcz7RN6CPOrMt4Z?usp=sharing

For the latest travel requirements for inbound travellers, please visit

https://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/plan/traveller-info/boarding-and-testing-arrangements-upon-arrival.html.

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