Gormley on representing the body as substance and energy
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Let’s think about the body as a place rather than as an object.
Antony Gormley makes sculpture of what it feels like on the inside of the body.
… that’s a pretty impossible project for sculpture but it is the basis of what I’m interested in. I’m dealing with the distinction between the body as a thing and the body as an energy field.
We are bound by a skin, but I don’t think that is the limit of human presence.
Looking at the work, you wonder: is this a figure coming together — or is its energy extending outward, becoming part of its surroundings?
I think we are all totally dependent on the extraordinarily delicate matrix of time and space that contains us. Let’s think about the body as a place rather than as an object.
Quantum Cloud may suggest a charged atmosphere, possibly an energy, a potential we carry with or around us. It asks us to check in with our selves.
I like this phrase, “The unthought known,” the fact that we have within us an infinitude of potential and that art can be an agency through which that potential becomes connected.
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