Antony Gormley

CO-ORDINATE, GALLERIA CONTINUA, SAN GIMIGNANO, ITALY, 2017

13 May - 28 August 2017

CO-ORDINATE brings together a series of works that consider the linear mapping of space: internal, perceptual and architectural. The exhibition takes its title from the coordination of mind and body in the everyday act of walking. The first work we encounter, MEAN III (2016), acts as a diagnostic tool against which the viewer is invited to measure him/herself. It is paired with the lead work, INTO THE LIGHT (1985): an early attempt at mapping the surface of the body using the co-ordinates of a geographer's division of the surface of the Earth.

Throughout the show the mapping of body and space interrogates both architecture and our own moving state. The exhibition's principle work, LOST HORIZON II (2017), foregrounds the co-ordination of all perceptions in the negotiation of an environment. The installation uses 21 kilometres of silk-wrapped bungee to make an interactive zone, inviting physical exploration and allowing the viewer to become the viewed. In negotiating LOST HORIZON's forest of 5000 vertical, taut silk lines, the viewer's field of vision becomes confused. Their passage has to adapt into a willed movement through a space that both resists but also remembers the trajectory of the journey: a trace of vibrations lasting many minutes after that journey has ended. The varied thickness of the bungees confuse the distinctions between foreground, midground and distance, producing an optical field that, like MATRIX (2014), is impossible to bring into focus. This gives rise to feelings of dislocation and vertigo in the viewer.

CO-ORDINATE III, 2017

CO-ORDINATE III, 2017
6 mm square section mild steel bar One horizontal and one vertical dissecting line, dimensions variable Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

CO-ORDINATE III, 2017

CO-ORDINATE III, 2017
6 mm square section mild steel bar One horizontal and one vertical dissecting line, dimensions variable Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

CO-ORDINATE III, 2017

CO-ORDINATE III, 2017
6 mm square section mild steel bar One horizontal and one vertical dissecting line, dimensions variable Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

FISSION, 2014

FISSION, 2014
Carbon and casein on paper 28 x 38.5 cm Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

FALL, 2009

FALL, 2009
6 mm square section mild steel bar 222 x 167 x 185 cm Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

SET, 2016

SET, 2016
10 mm square section mild steel bar 192.3 x 50.3 x 30.7 cm Edition of 5 plus 1 AP Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

MEAN III, 2016

MEAN III, 2016
10 mm mild steel plate and 10 mm square section mild steel bar 193.1 x 50.4 x 33.3 cm Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

SCAFFOLD IV, 2017

SCAFFOLD IV, 2017
5 mm square section stainless steel bar 192.8 x 47.2 x 35.8 cm Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

SINGULARITY, 2014

SINGULARITY, 2014
Carbon and casein on paper 28 x 38 cm CHROMOSPHERE, 2014 Carbon and casein on paper 28 x 38 cm Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

INTO THE LIGHT, 1986-87

INTO THE LIGHT, 1986-87
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air 193 x 50 x 38 cm SINGULARITY, 2014 Carbon and casein on paper 28 x 38 cm Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

INTO THE LIGHT, 1986-87

INTO THE LIGHT, 1986-87
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air 193 x 50 x 38 cm

STAY VI, 2017

STAY VI, 2017
6 mm square section mild steel bar 119 x 48 x 107 cm Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

LOST HORIZON II, 2017

LOST HORIZON II, 2017
6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm polypropylene/rubber bungee cord and steel fixings Dimensions variable Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

LOST HORIZON II, 2017

LOST HORIZON II, 2017
6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm polypropylene/rubber bungee cord and steel fixings Dimensions variable Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

LOST HORIZON II, 2017

LOST HORIZON II, 2017
6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm polypropylene/rubber bungee cord and steel fixings Dimensions variable Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

LOST HORIZON II, 2017

LOST HORIZON II, 2017
6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm polypropylene/rubber bungee cord and steel fixings Dimensions variable Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

LOST HORIZON II, 2017

LOST HORIZON II, 2017
6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm polypropylene/rubber bungee cord and steel fixings Dimensions variable Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

LOST HORIZON II, 2017

LOST HORIZON II, 2017
6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm polypropylene/rubber bungee cord and steel fixings Dimensions variable Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

BROKEN MEAN II, 2017

BROKEN MEAN II, 2017
16 mm square section mild steel bar 166.4 x 49.8 x 48.2 cm Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

STEEP, 2017

STEEP, 2017
4 mm square section stainless steel bar 161.7 x 69.5 x 82.5 cm Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

CO-ORDINATE, 2017

CO-ORDINATE, 2017
Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

CO-ORDINATE, 2017

CO-ORDINATE, 2017
Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

AIR, 2015

AIR, 2015
5 mm mild steel plate and 5 mm square section mild steel bar 185.1 x 51.7 x 34.4 cm Installation view Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy, 2017 Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

CO-ORDINATE, GALLERIA CONTINUA, SAN GIMIGNANO, ITALY, 2017
Film by Matteo Fritelli 8mins19

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