Antony Gormley

QUANTUM CLOUD, 1999 - 2009

How can you convey the fact that the presence of somebody is greater or different from their appearance?

The DOMAINS allowed me to evoke the internal space of the body as a field, but are still bound by an invisible skin: I want to extend or ignore the skin.

The QUANTUM CLOUDS continue the matrix of the the DOMAINS into outer space through the continuation of the branching connections, positioning the original bodyfield within a wider field.

The indeterminacy of the skin summons active involvement of the projection and finding force in the eye of the beholder.

It is an open question in the QUANTUM CLOUDS, whether the body is emerging from a chaotic energy field or the field from the body.

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QUANTUM CLOUD

QUANTUM CLOUD, 2000
Galvanised steel, 29 x 16 x 10 m
Permanent Installatio, River Thames, Greenwich Penisula, London, England
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM CLOUD I

QUANTUM CLOUD I, 1999
Mild steel bar 4mm x 4mm x 70mm
213 x 79 x 53 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD V

QUANTUM CLOUD V, 1999
Mild steel bar 4 mm x 4 mm
274 x 155 x 119 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD VIII

QUANTUM CLOUD VIII, 1999
Mild steel bar 4 mm x 4 mm
224 x 144 x 114 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD V

QUANTUM CLOUD V, 1999
Mild steel bar, 4 mm x 4 mm
274 x 155 x 119 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM CLOUD VIII

QUANTUM CLOUD VIII, 1999
Mild steel bar, 4 mm x 4 mm
224 x 144 x 114 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM CLOUD IX

QUANTUM CLOUD IX, 1999
Mild steel bar, 4 mm x 4 mm
222 x 127 x 106 cm
Collection of Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany

QUANTUM CLOUD X

QUANTUM CLOUD X, 1999
Galvanised mild steel, 6 mm x 6 mm (figure)
227 x 128 x 102 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XI

QUANTUM CLOUD XI, 1999
Stainless steel bar, 6mm x 6mm
226 x 142 x 116 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XII (CROUCHING SUSPENSION)

QUANTUM CLOUD XII (CROUCHING SUSPENSION), 1999
Mild steel bar, 4 mm x 4 mm
94 x 85 x 113 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XVI

QUANTUM CLOUD XVI, 1999
Stainless steel bar, 4.76mm x 4.76mm
248 x 175 x 160 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XIII

QUANTUM CLOUD XIII, 2000
Stainless steel bar, 4.76 mm x 4.76mm
243 x 159 x 133 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM CLOUD XV

QUANTUM CLOUD XV, 2000
Stainless steel bar, 4.76 mm x 4.76 mm
258 x 170 x 160 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XIX

QUANTUM CLOUD XIX, 2000
Stainless steel bar, 6 mm x 6mm
240 x 163 x 148 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XX (TORNADO)

QUANTUM CLOUD XX (TORNADO), 2000
Stainless steel bar, 6 mm x 6 mm
233 x 149 x 121 cm
Collection of Nasher Sculpture Centre, Dallas, Texas, USA

QUANTUM CLOUD XXII

QUANTUM CLOUD XXII, 2000
Stainless steel bar, 4.76 mm x 4.76 mm
229 x 137 x 137 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XXI

QUANTUM CLOUD XXI, 2000
Stainless steel bar, 4.76 mm x 4.76 mm
230 x 143 x 116 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XXIII

QUANTUM CLOUD XXIII, 2000
Stainless steel bar, 4.76 mm x 4.76 mm
243 x 152 x 146 cm
Collection of Koriyama Museum, Japan

QUANTUM CLOUD XXIV

QUANTUM CLOUD XXIV, 2000
Stainless steel bar, 6mm x 6mm
241 x 182 x 178 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XXV

QUANTUM CLOUD XXV, 2000
Galvanised mild steel, 6 mm x 6 mm
380 x 185.5 x 127.5 cm (dimensions of figure and caissons together)

QUANTUM CLOUD XXVI (SLEEPING FIGURE)

QUANTUM CLOUD XXVI (SLEEPING FIGURE), 2000
Mild steel bar, 4 mm x 4 mm
180 x 182 x 97 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM CLOUD XXVII

QUANTUM CLOUD XXVII, 2000
Stainless steel bar, 6 mm x 6 mm
290 x 214 x 180 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XXVIII

QUANTUM CLOUD XXVIII, 2000
Stainless steel bar, 6 mm x 6 mm
240 x 191 x 158 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XXIX

QUANTUM CLOUD XXIX, 2000
Stainless steel bar, 4.76 mm x 4.76 mm
227 x 150 x 136 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XXXI

QUANTUM CLOUD XXXI, 2000
Stainless steel bar, 6 mm x 6 mm
267 x 193 x 194 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XXXIV

QUANTUM CLOUD XXXIV, 2000
Stainless steel bar, 4.76 mm x 4.76 mm
230 x 145 x 130 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XXXVI

QUANTUM CLOUD XXXVI, 2002
6 mm stainless steel bar
336 x 314 x 272 cm

QUANTUM CLOUD XXXVIII (BABY)

QUANTUM CLOUD XXXVIII (BABY), 2007
Stainless steel bar, 2 mm x 2 mm
72 x 64 x 69 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM CLOUD XXXIX (MARIA)

QUANTUM CLOUD XXXIX (MARIA), 2007
Stainless steel bar, 2 mm x 2 mm
173 x 115 x 115 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London