Antony Gormley

MEMES, 2011

A MEME is a cultural analogue to a gene. Forms that are transmitted in thought or behaviour from one body to another, responding to conditional environments, self-replicating and capable of mutation.

The miniature or the model allows the totality of a body to be seen at once. These small solid iron works use the formal language of architecture to replace anatomy and construct volumes to articulate a range of 33 body postures. The ambition is to make intelligible forms that form an abstract lexicon of body-posture but which nevertheless carry the invitation of empathy and the transmission of states of mind.

The MEME series began in 2009.

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MEME CXL, 2011

MEME CXL, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXLIII, 2011

MEME CXLIII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CLII, 2011

MEME CLII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXXVI, 2011

MEME CXXXVI, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXI, 2011

MEME CXXI, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXVII, 2011

MEME CXXVII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXII, 2011

MEME CXXII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CLI, 2011

MEME CLI, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CLIII, 2011

MEME CLIII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXVIII, 2011

MEME CXXVIII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXXV, 2011

MEME CXXXV, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXIII, 2011

MEME CXXIII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXX, 2011

MEME CXXX, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXXII, 2011

MEME CXXXII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXLI, 2011

MEME CXLI, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXLVIII, 2011

MEME CXLVIII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXIV, 2011

MEME CXXIV, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXLVI, 2011

MEME CXLVI, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXLIX, 2011

MEME CXLIX, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CL, 2011

MEME CL, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXLVII, 2011

MEME CXLVII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXXIV, 2011

MEME CXXXIV, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXLII, 2011

MEME CXLII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXLIV, 2011

MEME CXLIV, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXXVIII, 2011

MEME CXXXVIII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXXIII, 2011

MEME CXXXIII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXLV, 2011

MEME CXLV, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXXIX, 2011

MEME CXXXIX, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXXVII, 2011

MEME CXXXVII, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXV, 2011

MEME CXXV, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXIX, 2011

MEME CXXIX, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXXI, 2011

MEME CXXXI, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEME CXXVI, 2011

MEME CXXVI, 2011
Cast iron
4 x 9.9 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

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