Hong Kong gets a bounce

movie & TV August 15, 2018 11:00

By The Nation

3,998 Viewed

Harbour City, the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong, teams up with Snarkitecture, the renowned New York-based collaborative and innovative design studio, for their first interactive art installation in Hong Kong called Bounce.

Bounce is a tailor made art campaign based on the idea of enlarging an ordinary bouncy ball and combining it with Snarkitecture’s signature pure and white design. It can be seen at Harbour City’s outdoor location from now until September 2. Another installation featuring a massive invasion of balls is also being held at the Gallery by the Harbour.

By transforming the familiar into the extraordinary, Snarkitecture makes architecture perform the unexpected. They have done an innovative signature installation titled “The Beach” in the National Building Museum in Washington DC and also shown in Paris, Bangkok and Sydney. 

“Bounce” is an immersive and interactive installation that builds a large “stadium” along the Hong Kong waterfront. To investigate the boundaries between art and architecture, this time they are using the concept of a ball to create a surreal interactive playground. Visitors are invited to roll, lift and toss hundreds of enlarged one-metre-diameter white “bouncy balls” in the outdoor stadium. The stadium is also an iconic cage structure defined by a series of white steel frames. The nature of the public art installation encourages visitors to create their own unique playing experiences. Kids and adults alike will enjoy their moments in this remarkable stadium.

“Bounce” interactive installation is open from 11am to 7.30pm at the Ocean Terminal Forecourt, Harbour City. Each session runs for 20 minutes and admission is free of charge.

Meanwhile, an invasion of white and silver large spheres fills Gallery by the Harbour. Visitors can enter the world of bouncy balls and take photos of the special design and installation. The gallery is also selling the limited-edition merchandise of the exhibition, which includes the “BounceE” tee, pin and bouncy balls. The exhibition continues through September 2 and is open daily from 11am to 10pm 

For more information, visit Facebook.com/Harbour City.