Antony Gormley

OUTSIDE THE OUTSIDE, ARTS 04, ST. REMY DE PROVENCE, FRANCE, 1996

16 July - 13 October 1996

Antony Gormley once saide of OUTSIDE THE OUTSIDE: 

'I am... interested in the relationship between energy and matter and in making space palpable - my concern is however with an internal teritory no less capable of producig sensation than the world revealed by light.

What you are given to look at I admit is profoundly unsatisfactoy; a beaten surface of lead soldered or welded over a hollow form. Both the pieces here contain a void that my body once occupied; they are boxes for an absent subject introduced into the space of an old storehouse. What for?

I want the work to activate the space and by implication you the viewer to become aware of your presence as much as the sculpture's and to use the time you spend (ideally alone) with it as a time of reflection. I wonder if this is too much to ask and whether to throw your legitimate questions back at you isn't a bit too much to ask. Can the question "what is this doing here?" be responded to by asking the same question of the viewer, so that in an atmosphere less of comfort than of interrogation the silence becomes significant?' 

OUTSIDE THE OUTSIDE, 1996

OUTSIDE THE OUTSIDE, 1996
Cast iron
195 x 54 x 36 cm
Installation view, Arts 04, St. Remy de Provence, France, 1996

CLOSE I, 1992

CLOSE I, 1992
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
25 x 192 x 186 cm
Installation view, Arts 04, St. Remy de Provence, France, 1996

TREE, 1984

TREE, 1984
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
472 x 60 x 30 cm
Installation view, Arts 04, St. Remy de Provence, France, 1996

CLOSE I, 1992 (foreground)

CLOSE I, 1992 (FOREGROUND)
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
25 x 192 x 186 cm
TREE, 1984 (background)
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
472 x 60 x 30 cm
Installation view, Arts 04, St. Remy de Provence, France, 1996

LUMINOUS BOY, 1987

LUMINOUS BOY, 1987
Linseed oil and charcoal on paper
28.5 x 38 cm
AN ARTIST AND HIS WORK, 1987
Linseed oil, pigment, and charcoal on paper
38 x 28.5 cm
Installation view, Arts 04, St. Remy de Provence, France, 1996

THE OTHER ONE, 1986

THE OTHER ONE, 1986
Black pigment, linseed oil and charcoal on paper
38 x 28 cm
Installation view, Arts 04, St. Remy de Provence, France, 1996

WEB, 1996; UNTITLED, 1996; UNTITLED, 1996

WEB, 1996; UNTITLED, 1996; UNTITLED, 1996
Installation view, Arts 04, St. Remy de Provence, France, 1996

OUTSIDE THE OUTSIDE, 1996

OUTSIDE THE OUTSIDE, 1996
Installation view, Arts 04, St. Remy de Provence, France, 1996