HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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-scale public art exhibition ladder is located next to an iconic landmark, the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower. The exhibition features renowned American artist WhIsBe’s largest work of art to date, a giant red sculpture over eight meters tall.
The three-story sculpture combines the modern gummy bear with prehistoric dinosaurs, along with another teal sculpture over two meters tall located on the Victoria Harbor waterfront. The shimmering, shimmering water surface of the harbor is part of the display via a special mirror/chrome coating effect on the sculpture, incorporating technology elements such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Instagram filters, allowing the public to capture sweet moments.
The series is an integral part of the artist’s work, which is loved and recognized around the world. WhIsBe said: “After visiting Hong Kong a few years ago, I was inspired by the landscape and challenged on how to integrate my work into the city’s identity. I’m excited to return to Hong Kong with the next evolution of the Vandal Gummy, a brand new installation incorporating digital and interactive elements.
In this latest work of art, WhIsBe has replaced its signature physical plaque with an LED screen for the first time, on which a variety of videos are displayed, including a countdown timer that syncs with the tower’s hourly chime. the clock, and memorable moments collected from the Hong Kong Public by FIF, highlighting the relationship between public art and the local community. He also created a video clip art that features the gummy bears’ journey to Hong Kong to create sweet memories for them, just as they do for visitors to the exhibit.
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