Wonderful wooden infinite loop
A worldwide renowned design company that emphasises “convenience and creativity in order to develop innovative folks’ creations,” Paul Cocksedge Studio is noted for its inventive designs that push the boundaries of technologies and methods. In collaboration with Sino Group, one of the most well-known property developers in Hong Kong, the Studio finished one of its most recent works Time Loop public art installations—in May. The artwork, a huge infinite loop made of responsibly sourced wood, is located in Yue Man Square, a busy public space in Hong Kong’s Kwun Tong neighbourhood.
Sino Group gave the Kwun Tong neighbourhood Time Loop as a present in honour of the company’s 50th birthday and its five decades of involvement in the neighbourhood. Its curved design, which is reminiscent of the infinity symbol and was influenced by the nearby square and its history, aims to capture the area’s ongoing development and change over the past 50 years. The artwork is “an act of appreciation for Hong Kong’s heritage and also a celebration of its perpetual change and pace of life,” according to the artist.
The shape of Time Loop, which slopes into endless loops, symbolises movement and change even though the sculpture itself is immobile. An “endless” poem with phrases that consider the passage of time is carved in two or more languages on the sculpture’s sides to further amplify this idea. Its interconnecting rings also serve to frame perspectives of the nearby buildings, offering fresh viewpoints on the surrounding area that are always altering.
Time Loop is a piece of public art that aims to give inhabitants of the neighbourhood a place to relax, think, and take in their surroundings—an area where customers may socialise, engage, unwind, and even play. Its form is heavily influenced by that sense of community, which transforms the object from a static work of art to a living thing that, like its historical surrounds, is always growing and altering.
Cocksedge says, “I absolutely cannot wait to see the human figure giving life to the art. “When people are sitting on Time Loop, they participate in the city’s motion and evolution. It depicts a location that has lasted for a long time but is still continuously changing and developing. And that is the style’s significance.
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In the Kwun Tong neighbourhood of Hong Kong, Paul Cocksedge Studio produced the Time Loop public art project in collaboration with Sino Group.
Sino Group gave the Kwun Tong neighbourhood Time Loop as a present to celebrate the firm’s fiftieth anniversary and as a place for the neighbourhood to socialise.
The work’s endless loops are intended to represent the continuous changes and mobility of its surroundings, and its edges are inscribed with a “eternal” poetry that considers the passage of time.