Commissioner: Nan Fung
Location: 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak, San Po Kong, Hong Kong
Status: Completed September 2023
Photography: miriamandtom | Andras Kare
Flying Looms are a family of objects in a series of commissioned sculptures located throughout Airside that are conceived of a marriage between Fabric and Flight – ‘Fabric’ being Nan Fung’s history in the textile trade and ‘Flight’ being Kai Tak’s history as an airport.
Flying Looms are a crossover of the wing of an aeroplane in sweeping motion and threads flying through the workings of a loom.
The colourful wooden surfaces evoke fabrics to reflect the fashion and retail environment they occupy as well as representing bands and transitions in time of Kai Tak’s past to its present.
The forms have been derived to provide a variety of ways for people to position themselves on and around – from seated to perched – allowing the visitor to see and to be seen.
Dimensions: 3.2 x 0.85 x 0.82m
Material(s): PVDF Coated Aluminium, Dyed Engineered Timber Veneer