Antony Gormley

FIRMAMENT, 2008 - 2010

FIRMAMENT, the ancient name for the night sky, brings to mind an assembled matrix of volumes that map a celestial constellation, while also implying the form of a body lost within it. Literally a drawing in space, the non regular polygonal structure of FIRMAMENT looms over the viewer, giving a sense of both claustrophobia and landscape, testing our experience of space.

FIRMAMENT has been engineered as part of a collaboration between Antony Gormley and Tristan Simmonds.

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FIRMAMENT

FIRMAMENT, 2008
30 mm square section mild steel tube, 5.60 x 11.13 x 19.07 m
Installation view, White Cube Mason's Yard, 2008
London, England
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FIRMAMENT

FIRMAMENT, 2008
30mm square section mild steel tube, 5.60 x 11.13 x 19.07 m
Installation view, White Cube Mason's Yard
London, England
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FIRMAMENT

FIRMAMENT, 2008
30mm square section mild steel tube, 5.60 x 11.13 x 19.07 m
Installation view, White Cube Mason's Yard
London, England
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FIRMAMENT

FIRMAMENT, 2008
30mm square section mild steel tube, 5.60 x 11.13 x 19.07 m
Installation view, White Cube Mason's Yard
London, England
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FIRMAMENT

FIRMAMENT, 2008
30mm square section mild steel tube, 5.60 x 11.13 x 19.07 m
Installation view, White Cube Mason's Yard
London, England
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FIRMAMENT JUPITER ARTLAND

FIRMAMENT JUPITER ARTLAND, 2008
30mm square section mild steel tube
5.60 x 11.13 x 19.07 m
Installation view Jupiter Artland, Scotland, 2009

FIRMAMENT JUPITER ARTLAND

FIRMAMENT JUPITER ARTLAND, 2008
30mm square section mild steel tube
5.60 x 11.13 x 19.07 m
Installation view Jupiter Artland, Scotland, 2009

FIRMAMENT JUPITER ARTLAND

FIRMAMENT JUPITER ARTLAND, 2008
30mm square section mild steel tube
5.60 x 11.13 x 19.07 m
Installation view Jupiter Artland, Scotland, 2009

FIRMAMENT II

FIRMAMENT II, 2008
30mm square section mild steel tube, 10.7 x 11 x 8.1 m
Installation view, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo
Monterrey, Mexico
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FIRMAMENT II

FIRMAMENT II, 2008
30mm square section mild steel tube, 10.7 x 11 x 8.1 m
Installation view, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo
Monterrey, Mexico
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FIRMAMENT II

FIRMAMENT II, 2008
30mm square section mild steel tube, 10.7 x 11 x 8.1 m
Installation view Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, 2009
Photograph by César Flores, Mexico

WORK IN PROGRESS

WORK IN PROGRESS
Fabrication: Antony Gormley Studio, February 2008

WORK IN PROGRESS

WORK IN PROGRESS
Fabrication: Antony Gormley Studio, February 2008

WORK IN PROGRESS

WORK IN PROGRESS
Fabrication: Antony Gormley Studio, February 2008

WORK IN PROGRESS

WORK IN PROGRESS
Fabrication: Antony Gormley Studio, February 2008

WORK IN PROGRESS

WORK IN PROGRESS
Fabrication: Antony Gormley Studio, February 2008

WORK IN PROGRESS

WORK IN PROGRESS
Fabrication: Antony Gormley Studio, February 2008

Work in progress images of FIRMAMENT

WORK IN PROGRESS IMAGES OF FIRMAMENT
Fabrication: Antony Gormley Studio, February 2008

WORK IN PROGRESS

WORK IN PROGRESS
Fabrication: Antony Gormley Studio, February 2008

WORK IN PROGRESS

WORK IN PROGRESS
February 2008

FIRMAMENT III, 2009

FIRMAMENT III, 2009
10 mm square section stainless steel bar and 1 1/2” diameter stainless steel bearings, 381 x 1094.2 x 697 cm
Installation view, Galerie Xavier Hufkens,
Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

FIRMAMENT III, 2009

FIRMAMENT III, 2009
10 mm square section stainless steel bar and 1 1/2” diameter stainless steel bearings, 381 x 1094.2 x 697 cm
Installation view, Galerie Xavier Hufkens,
Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

FIRMAMENT III, 2009

FIRMAMENT III, 2009
10 mm square section stainless steel bar and 1 1/2” diameter stainless steel bearings, 381 x 1094.2 x 697 cm
Installation view, Galerie Xavier Hufkens,
Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

FIRMAMENT III, 2009

FIRMAMENT III, 2009
10 mm square section stainless steel bar and 1 1/2” diameter stainless steel bearings, 381 x 1094.2 x 697 cm
Installation view, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, 2009
Brussels, Belgium
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

FIRMAMENT III, 2009

FIRMAMENT III, 2009
10 mm square section stainless steel bar and 1 1/2” diameter stainless steel bearings, 381 x 1094.2 x 697 cm
Installation view, Galerie Xavier Hufkens,
Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

FIRMAMENT III, 2009

FIRMAMENT III, 2009
10 mm square section stainless steel bar and 38 mm diameter stainless steel bearings
381 x 1094.2 x 697 cm
Permanent installation, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
© Photo – Joris Casaer

FIRMAMENT IV

FIRMAMENT IV, 2010
75 mm square section mild steel tube and 150 mm diameter mild steel spheres
8.4 x 19.9 x 12.5 m
Installation view, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2010
Photograph by Paul Green, Sydney

FIRMAMENT IV

FIRMAMENT IV, 2010
75 mm square section mild steel tube and 150 mm diameter mild steel spheres
8.4 x 19.9 x 12.5 m
Installation view, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2010
Photograph by Paul Green, Sydney

FIRMAMENT IV

FIRMAMENT IV, 2010
75 mm square section mild steel tube and 150 mm diameter mild steel spheres
8.4 x 19.9 x 12.5 m
Installation view, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2010
Photograph by Paul Green, Sydney

FIRMAMENT IV

FIRMAMENT IV, 2010
75 mm square section mild steel tube and 150 mm diameter mild steel spheres
8.4 x 19.9 x 12.5 m
Installation view, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2010
Photograph by Paul Green, Sydney

FIRMAMENT IV
75mm square section mild steel tube and 150mm diameter mild steel spheres
8.4 x 19.9 x 12.5cm
Installation Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Courtesy of C&V Engineering Services, Australia, 2010

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