Seoul on a roll: art installation takes marble run to the next level

By Hannah Ellis-Petersen

Loop, built in a gallery on a mountainside in the South Korean capital, uses 400 metres of track and 100,000 marbles

They are one of the oldest symbols of child's play – found in the ashes of Pompeii, in the tombs of ancient Egypt and in Native American tribes. But while millennial children may have left them to gather dust, a new installation is asking people young and old to reconnect with the simple joy of marbles.

In the Gana Art centre gallery on a mountainside in Seoul, South Korea's bustling capital, Snarkitecture co-founders Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham have built Loop, one of their most complex works to date involving 400 metres of metal track down which 100,000 glistening white marbles will constantly roll.

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