Antony Gormley

DOMAIN SERIES, 1999 - 2003

I wanted to escape from the boundary of the skin and to acknowledge the body as a place of transformation. The DOMAINS really got going when I realised I could describe the space of the body as a matrix formed from 8 lengths of stainless steel and with a loose set of rules: one end of each T connection should always be on the skin surface, and the rods should be as orthogonal to the original skin surface as possible. As the work progressed it achieved tension, and a minimum member rule arose which involved using the least amount of material necessary to convey the attitude of the body, while still allowing it to stand. Each DOMAIN is an attempt to separate the subtle body from the material body; to abstract an attitude and expose it to light and space. It is a diagnostic instrument; both a receiver and a transmitter.

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DOMAIN I

DOMAIN I, 1999
Mild steel bar, 4 mm x 4 mm x 70 mm
191 x 59 x 34 cm

DOMAIN III

DOMAIN III, 1999
4 mm square mild steel bar
191.5 x 57.5 x 34 cm

DOMAIN IV

DOMAIN IV, 1999
4 mm square mild steel bar
191.5 x 57.5 x 34 cm

DOMAIN VIII (CROUCHING)

DOMAIN VIII (CROUCHING), 1999
4 mm square mild steel bar
81 x 59 x 63 cm

DOMAIN XI (FREEFALL)

DOMAIN XI (FREEFALL), 2000
Mild steel bar, 6 mm x 6 mm
165 x 160 x 80 cm

DOMAIN XXIV

DOMAIN XXIV, 2000
4.76 mm square stainless steel bar
192 x 50 x 30 cm

DOMAIN XXIX

DOMAIN XXIX, 2000
4.76 mm square stainless steel bar
175 x 52 x 20 cm

DOMAIN XXXII SUZANNE HARGREAVES

DOMAIN XXXII SUZANNE HARGREAVES, 2002
4.76mm square stainless steel bar
173 x 76 x 46 cm

DOMAIN XXXIV

DOMAIN XXXIV, 2002
4.76 mm square stainless steel bar
186 x 69 x 35 cm

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