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Occasionally obscured by mist and low cloud, shadowy human figures loom from the tops of Hong Kong skyscrapers causing curiosity and consternation in the streets below.In fact it's the arrival of sculptor Antony Gormley's "Event Horizon" project in the southern Chinese city.Billed as Hong Kong's largest public art project, the exhibition features 31 sculptures of the human form – all modeled on Gormley's 188 centimeter frame – 27 of which are made of fiberglass and have been placed on rooftops of key buildings such as City Hall, the General Post Office and Queensway Government Offices, as well as privately owned towers.There was a bigger panic when Gormley first launched the project in London in 2008 .Gormley admits that the installation of one figure above a main thoroughfare in Central district, complete with camera crew, failed to provoke interest from passers-by.The entire project was digitized by the British Library and is now available online for anyone to revisit.The 65-year-old, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II last year, is arguably the U.K.'s best-known contemporary sculptor, famed for his works interpreting the human form including the "Angel of the North," a steel behemoth with a wingspan of 54 meters, and "Fields for the British Isles," made up of 40,000 miniature terracotta figures.
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