Antony Gormley

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. 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.

DRIFT, 2009

DRIFT OPENS AT MARINA BAY SANDS, SINGAPORE
12.7mm square section stainless steel bar and 32mm diameter stainless steel ball bearings
2300 x 3960 x 1460 cm
Commissioned by Moshe Safdie on behalf of Marina Bay Sands
Permanent Installation, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
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