Phil Akashi

Using the aesthetics of Asian languages with a cross-cultural and conceptual approach, The Circle of Time is a metaphor for comparing the handover of Hong Kong to China. Engaging the viewers in a meditative experience about the global crisis of democracy, it also aims to increase awareness about the importance of freedom of speech.

The Circle of Time, 2016. 4m x 4m x 3.35m.Ink on fine art paper, bamboo, hemp rope, leather, and metal with seal imprints with Chinese characters: /“winter”, /“spring”, /“summer”, /“middle”, and /“fall”.