Antony Gormley

EVENT HORIZON NEW YORK

EVENT HORIZON opened in New York on 26 March and is on view in and around Madison Square Park until 15 August 2010. "Within the condensed environment of Manhattan's topography the level of tension between the palpable, the perceivable and the imaginable is heightened because of the density and scale of the buildings. The field of the installation has no defining boundary. The sculptures act as spatial acupuncture. They enter in and out of visibility and present to people on the street a sequence of prospects with changing sculptures coming into view. EVENT HORIZON hopes to activate the skyline in order to encourage people to look around. In this process of looking and finding, or looking and seeking, one perhaps re-assesses one's own position in the world and becomes aware of one's status of embedment."

EVENT HORIZON, 2007

EVENT HORIZON NEW YORK
27 fibreglass and 4 cast iron figures
Each 189 x 53 x 29 cm
A Hayward Gallery Commission
Presented by Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York, 2010
Photograph by James Ewing, New York

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