Antony Gormley

QUANTUM VOID, 2008 - 2010

The QUANTUM VOID is a continuation of QUANTUM CLOUD series only, rather than having the body-zone indicated by condensation of elements, the body-zone is left void and surrounded by a minimal penumbra of trajectories that indicate an energy field.

The Quantum Void series is an attempt to evoke the energy mass relationship identified in the general theory of relativity in material terms. We know that generally mass is missing from the apparent universe and the idea of identifying a human space in space at large by a field of intersecting rhizomic trajectories as physical replication of physical bodies in space. That is my primary interest, and more generally to interrogate the mass of traditional sculpture by suggesting its replacement by a force field or energy field. The idea here really is to put these two works FEELING MATERIAL and QUANTUM VOID into some dynamic. FEELING MATERIAL rotates on a signal point as it reacts to the wind currents around it, QUANTUM VOID invites circumnavigation and in some way the projection of the viewer into its void interior human space. Both works are attempting to identify potential rather than representing a particular person or any form of narrative, the idea is to catalyse space in such a way that the viewer's presence in both space and time is itself foregrounded.  

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QUANTUM VOID II

QUANTUM VOID II, 2008
3 mm square section stainless steel bar
322 x 210 x 90 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM VOID I

QUANTUM VOID I, 2008
3 mm square section stainless steel bar 254 x 233 x 180 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM VOID III

QUANTUM VOID III, 2008
2 mm square section stainless steel wire
260 x 190 x 175 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM VOID IV

QUANTUM VOID IV, 2008
3 mm square section stainless steel bar
222 x 155 x 155 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM VOID V

QUANTUM VOID V, 2009
3 mm square section stainless steel bar
228 x 184 x 184 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM VOID VII

QUANTUM VOID VII, 2009
3 mm square section stainless steel bar
270 x 270 x 270 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM VOID VI

QUANTUM VOID VI, 2009
6 mm square section mild steel bar
370 x 275 x 127 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUANTUM VOID VIII

QUANTUM VOID VIII, 2010
5 mm square section stainless steel bar
245 x 247 x 213 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London