DRIFT OPENS AT MARINA BAY SANDS, SINGAPORE
Antony Gormley is one of five international artists commissioned to make new work for the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. DRIFT is a light weight structure that exists on the cusp between a drawing and a thing. It is conceived of as a three-dimensional drawing in space derived through generative evolution. It has adequate mass to be called an object but expresses enough of a field function to be thought of as a place. Measuring 39.6 x 14.6 x 23 metres, DRIFT is composed of 16,138 elements of 12.7mm square stainless steel and 8,327 32mm diameter balls formed into packed polyhedra that follow bubble matrix geometry.