Vying to be the world’s largest bathtub toy is a sport that two can play. Ten years after his huge rubber duck sailed via Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman marks the event with Double Geese. The equivalent inflatable artworks sit side-by-side within the waterway, designed to be hitched to tugboats and escorted in all of their sunny splendor, foregrounding the well-known panoramic views of the town’s skyline.
Identified for his playful, monumental installations, Hofman approached the venture as a celebration of friendship and pleasure. The pair characterize unity and togetherness, drawing on the symbolism of the symmetrical Chinese language characters “囍” (happiness) and “朋” (buddies). “As a result of COVID we discovered that spending time collectively is so worthwhile,” Hofman says in an announcement. “Making moments and recollections for actual, residing within the right here and now, are issues to cling on to… ‘Double Geese’ will not be about trying into the previous however having fun with the second collectively!”
Hofman collaborated with with inventive model AllRightsReserved to facilitate the floating sculptures along with dozens of installations and interactive actions all through the town. Admiralty MTR station within the central enterprise district sports activities a large yellow face peering from its half-moon formed window—the biggest of 18 practice station installations—and 24 photos of the playful pair accompany iconic areas, just like the Clock Tower on the shore of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, The Hong Kong House Museum, and the historic Lan Kwai Fong neighborhood. The extra, the merrier!
The floating sculptures are stationed close to Tamar Park and the Central and Western District Promenade, and can embark for the primary time on June 10, crusing for roughly two weeks. Discover extra on the Double Geese website, and observe Hofman’s Instagram for updates.
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