Ever wondered what happened to all the excess Super Soakers from the 90′s and beyond? Here they are. Architect Douglas Young turned them into an art exhibit: “Quantity Has A Quality In Itself”.
There was a time when Hong Kong was the center of the plastic toy industry. The colorful water pistol was one of its icons. Its lurid colors and poor quality construction s a far cry from the world of Art. But nothing succeeds like excess. By putting them in a new context, they are able to develop a different (and hopefully more positive) appeal. Just like Hong Kong itself, the attraction is the result of its inherent contradictions.
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