Antony Gormley

DOUBLE EXTENDED MEMES, 2011 - 2012

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 first MEMES were made in 2009, small solid iron works which use a geometric formal language of 27 blocks to articulate a range of 33 body postures.

The DOUBLE EXTENDED MEMES, like the much larger EXTENDED BLOCKWORKS, extend the blocker volumes in three axes towards the context of the built world. Placed directly on the floor they become acupuncture points within the volume of the space, allowing the viewer to become conscious, through the disparity of scale, of his/her own mass and spatial displacement as s/he moves around and amongst the works.

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HINGE MODEL

HINGE MODEL, 2011
Cast iron
38.4 x 52.9 x 20.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HINGE MODEL II, 2011

HINGE MODEL II, 2011
Cast iron
38.4 x 24 x 51 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

TEND MODEL I, 2012

TEND MODEL I, 2012
Cast iron
37 x 40 x 99 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

TEND MODEL II, 2012

TEND MODEL II, 2012
Cast iron
37 x 61 x 93 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

TEND MODEL III, 2012

TEND MODEL III, 2012
Cast iron
37 x 78 x 80 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HINGE MODEL III, 2012

HINGE MODEL III, 2012
Cast iron
37 x 33 x 53 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HINGE MODEL IV, 2012

HINGE MODEL IV, 2012
Cast iron
37 x 90 x 44.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HINGE MODEL V, 2012

HINGE MODEL V, 2012
Cast iron
37 x 86.5 x 44 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FRONT MODEL I, 2012

FRONT MODEL I, 2012
Cast iron
37 x 87 x 20.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HINGE MODEL VI, 2012

HINGE MODEL VI, 2012
Cast iron
37 x 27.5 x 28.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HINGE MODEL VII, 2012

HINGE MODEL VII, 2012
Cast iron
37 x 49 x 32 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

DRESS MODEL I, 2012

DRESS MODEL I, 2012
Cast iron
37 x 92 x 61 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HINGE MODEL VIII, 2012

HINGE MODEL VIII, 2012
Cast iron
59 x 39.5 x 44 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HINGE MODEL IX, 2012

HINGE MODEL IX, 2012
Cast iron
37 x 70.5 x 41 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London