- Title: Millions of bubbles float across Hong Kong skyline in art exhibition
- Date: 2nd August 2017
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (AUGUST 2, 2017) (REUTERS) BUBBLES BLOWING OUT OF SHINJI OHMAKI'S "MEMORIAL REBIRTH" BUBBLE MACHINE CHILD BLOWING BUBBLES BUBBLES BLOWING OUT OF MACHINE WITH HONG KONG BUILDING IN BACKGROUND SCREEN DISPLAYING (English) "MEMORIAL REBIRTH, SHINJI OHMAKI" OHMAKI IN FRONT OF BUBBLE MACHINE MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) ARTIST, SHINJI OHMAKI, SAYING: "I wanted to create a space made with bubbles and light for people to ponder 'what would happen if the world disappeared instantly like a bubble?' Bubbles were an important material because they are born instantly and disappear instantly. That is where I got my inspiration." VARIOUS OF BUBBLE MACHINE BUBBLES LANDING ON FLOOR CHILDREN GRABBING BUBBLES BUBBLES COMING OUT OF MACHINE (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) ARTIST, SHINJI OHMAKI, SAYING: "Basically, the buildings and city that is the backdrop of this work, and the space and time that we live in - if seen from the universe, is merely a speck, and we live within a speck of light. In this place and in that context, I wanted people to ponder about what we should leave behind or think about in this world. There is a Japanese word "utakata" expressing ephemerality. I want people to be reflective within a transient space." VARIOUS OF LITTLE BOY POSING FOR PHOTOS WITH BUBBLES PEOPLE WALKING BY HONG KONG SKYLINE WITH BUBBLES IN AIR LITTLE GIRL PLAYING WITH BUBBLES
- Embargoed: 16th August 2017 09:19
- Keywords: art exhibition Hong Kong bubbles machine Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Art,Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News
- Reuters ID: LVA0016SGR2AH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Millions of bubbles floated across Hong Kong's skyline as a public art exhibition by Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki is unveiled on Wednesday (August 2).
The three-metre tall, six-tier bubble pyramid, which consists of 50 individual bubble-producing units blows 10,000 chemical-free bubbles a minute, requires 35 litres of bubble mix for each show which lasts 15 to 20 minutes to produce the visual spectacular.
"Memorial Rebirth", Ohmaki's artwork, has travelled across 20 cities in the Asia region in the last nine years.
Ohmaki is a 47-year-old Japanese artist whose work has been showcased in some of Japan's renowned art exhibitions.
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