Antony Gormley

BALL WORKS, 2000 - 2010

At a certain point in the late 1990s I started thinking about the relationship of mass and space as dynamic, taking hand forged balls and making constellations that convey something about entropy and aggregation in a direct way. The balls on the floor can roll about anywhere, other balls are fixed in clusters like molecules.

All bodies are attracted to each other and the relationship between man and dog is one of the oldest of attractions across species. The installation of BODIES IN SPACE V acknowledges that all bodies are bodies in space, whether they are the quarks and muons of the subatomic world or the planets of a solar system.

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BODIES AT REST I, 2000

BODIES AT REST I, 2000
Chrome balls
33 x 130 x 70 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BODIES AT REST III, 2000

BODIES AT REST III, 2000
Chrome balls
36.5 x 100 x 68 cm
185 Kg
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FOREIGN BODY I, 2000

FOREIGN BODY I, 2000
Forged ball bearings
189 x 52 x 28 cm

FOREIGN BODY II, 2000

FOREIGN BODY II, 2000
Forged ball bearings
190.4 x 48 x 38 cm
350 - 400 kg
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FOREIGN BODY III, 2000

FOREIGN BODY III, 2000
Forged ball bearings
190.4 x 48 x 38 cm
350 - 400 kg
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FOREIGN BODY IV, 2000

FOREIGN BODY IV, 2000
Forged ball bearings
192 x 48 x 38 cm
209 Kg
Photograph by Stephen White, London

STANDING MATTER I

STANDING MATTER I, 2001
Forged ball bearings
192 x 47 x 31 cm
Installation view Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria, 2003
Photographs by Ulrich Ghezzi, Salzburg

BODIES IN SPACE III, 2001

BODIES IN SPACE III, 2001
Forged ball bearings
207 x 95 x 58 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BODIES IN SPACE II, 2001

BODIES IN SPACE II, 2001
Forged ball bearings
193 x 67 x 48 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BODIES IN SPACE  I, 2001

BODIES IN SPACE I, 2001
Forged ball bearings
192 x 49 x 34 cm

BODIES IN SPACE IV, 2001

BODIES IN SPACE IV, 2001
Forged ball bearings
206 x 86 x 72 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BODIES IN SPACE V

BODIES IN SPACE V, 2001
Forged ball bearings
200 x 106 x 70 cm

BODIES IN SPACE VI (OMAR KHAN), 2003

BODIES IN SPACE VI (OMAR KHAN), 2003
Forged ball bearings
177 x 76 x 43 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BODIES IN SPACE VII

BODIES IN SPACE VII, 2003
Forged ball bearings
200 x 95 x 70 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BODIES IN SPACE VIII

BODIES IN SPACE VIII, 2003
Mild steel forged balls
201 x 84 x 80cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

STANDING MATTER V

STANDING MATTER V, 2007
Forged ball bearings
192 x 50 x 30 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

THREE FOREIGN BODIES

THREE FOREIGN BODIES, 2007
Forged ball bearings
Dimensions variable
Photograph by Stephen White, London

STANDING MATTER XXI

STANDING MATTER XXI, 2007
Forged ball bearings
190.5 x 52 x 28 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

STANDING MATTER XXIV

STANDING MATTER XXIV, 2007
Forged ball bearings
190 x 53 x 30cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BODY WEB II

BODY WEB II, 2008
Forged ball bearings
80 x 100 x 64 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BODY WEB I, 2008

BODY WEB I, 2008
Forged ball bearings
202 x 63 x 45 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SONG, 2008

SONG, 2008
Forged ball bearings
86 x 86 x 60 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

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