In pictures: Bubbles cascade down Hong Kong’s harbor in public art exhibition

Bubbles are seen in front of the skyline of the financial Central district. Source: Reuters

MILLIONS of bubbles filled the air at Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour as part of a public art exhibition by renowned Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki.

The project – titled “Memorial Rebirth” – is made up of a 3m, six-tiered machine with 50 bubble-producing units to pump out 10,000 bubbles every minute. The machine uses up to 35L of bubble mix every 15 to 20 minutes, Reuters reported.

The exhibition will run until August 20, and will feature Ohmaki staging 20 types of bubble “performances”.

“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?’” he commented.

Naturally, the exhibition pulled in locals and tourists in droves, most who snapped away on their smartphones.

Here’s a glimpse of what went down.

Additional reporting by Reuters.