2 June 2014

Antony Gormley

"Since the 1960s there has been much talk of site-specific art - that is, art which departs from a specific place which it relates to and enters into dialogue with. In relation to Gormley's sculptures this could be understood as implying that we are all site-specific by way of our own bodies: places with different topographical elevations and depressions, and recognizable structures. But even if the body is understood as a place to inhabit, the place as such can be moved: as when we take a step."

 --Extract from  Malin Hedlin Hayden - The body: An Illusion, 2007

images: Time Horizon, 2006 and Land, Sea and Air II, 1982

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