Antony Gormley

BLIND LIGHT, THE HAYWARD GALLERY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 2007

17 May - 19 August 2007

Curated by Ralph Rugoff and Jacky Klein, BLIND LIGHT took the body as its point of departure, inviting visitors to embark on a journey through different kinds of space. It explored the ways in which we orient ourselves spatially, how we react when disoriented, and how we relate to architecture and the built environment. The exhibition included a series of new installations, alongside a selection of previous work, and extended beyond the gallery walls with EVENT HORIZON (2007), 31 figures placed on rooftops and public walkways in central London.

SPACE STATION, 2007

SPACE STATION, 2007
Corten steel
600 x 950 x 650 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SPACE STATION, 2007

SPACE STATION, 2007
Corten steel
600 x 950 x 650 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

 SPACE STATION, 2007 (foreground)

SPACE STATION, 2007 (FOREGROUND)
Corten steel
600 x 950 x 650 cm
SHIFT II, 2000 (background)
Cast iron
204 x 54 x 25 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SHIFT II, 2000

SHIFT II, 2000
Cast iron
204 x 54 x 25 cm
SPACE STATION, 2007
Corten steel
600 x 950 x 650 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BLIND LIGHT, 2007

BLIND LIGHT, 2007
Fluorescent light, water, ultrasonic humidifiers, toughened low iron glass and aluminium
320 x 978.5 x 856.5 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BLIND LIGHT, 2007

BLIND LIGHT, 2007
Fluorescent light, water, ultrasonic humidifiers, toughened low iron glass and aluminium
320 x 978.5 x 856.5 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

RISE, 1983-84 (foreground)

RISE, 1983-84 (FOREGROUND)
Lead, fibreglass, plaster, and air
37 x 54 x 202.5 cm
BLIND LIGHT, 2007 (background)
Fluorescent light, water, ultrasonic humidifiers, toughened low iron glass and aluminium
320 x 978.5 x 856.5 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, En

BLIND LIGHT, 2007

BLIND LIGHT, 2007
Fluorescent light, water, ultrasonic humidifiers, toughened low iron glass and aluminium
320 x 978.5 x 856.5 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BLIND LIGHT, 2007

BLIND LIGHT, 2007
Fluorescent light, water, ultrasonic humidifiers, toughened low iron glass and aluminium
320 x 978.5 x 856.5 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SENSE, 1991

SENSE, 1991
Concrete
74.5 x 62.5 x 60 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007

BLIND LIGHT, 2007

BLIND LIGHT, 2007
Fluorescent light, water, ultrasonic humidifiers, toughened low iron glass and aluminium
320 x 978.5 x 856.5 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CRITICAL MASS II, 1995

CRITICAL MASS II, 1995
Cast iron
60 life-size elements; variable sizes
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CRITICAL MASS II, 1995 (foreground)

CRITICAL MASS II, 1995 (FOREGROUND)
Cast iron
60 life-size elements; variable sizes
ALLOTMENT, 1996 (background)
Reinforced concrete
300 life-size elements derived from the dimensions of local inhabitants of Malmö aged 1.5 - 80 years
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, En

ALLOTMENT II, 1996

ALLOTMENT II, 1996
Reinforced concrete
300 life-size elements derived from the dimensions of local inhabitants of Malmö aged 1.5 - 80 years
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

ALLOTMENT II, 1996

ALLOTMENT II, 1996
Reinforced concrete
300 life-size elements derived from the dimensions of local inhabitants of Malmö aged 1.5 - 80 years
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

ALLOTMENT II, 1996

ALLOTMENT II, 1996
Reinforced concrete
300 life-size elements derived from the dimensions of local inhabitants of Malmö aged 1.5 - 80 years
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CHAIR, 1987-88

CHAIR, 1987-88
Lead and alabaster
92 x 40 x 40 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007

DRAWN, 2007

DRAWN, 2007
Cast iron
154 x 133 x 187 cm (8 elements)
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

DRAWN, 2007

DRAWN, 2007
Cast iron
154 x 133 x 187 cm (8 elements)
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

DRAWN, 2007

DRAWN, 2007
Cast iron
154 x 133 x 187 cm (8 elements)
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HATCH, 2007

HATCH, 2007
19.1 x 19.1 mm aluminium square tube, plywood and plexiglass
322.5 x 605.7 x 605.7 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HATCH, 2007

HATCH, 2007
19.1 x 19.1 mm aluminium square tube, plywood and plexiglass
322.5 x 605.7 x 605.7 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HATCH, 2007

HATCH, 2007
19.1 x 19.1 mm aluminium square tube, plywood and plexiglass
322.5 x 605.7 x 605.7 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HATCH, 2007

HATCH, 2007
19.1 x 19.1 mm aluminium square tube, plywood and plexiglass
322.5 x 605.7 x 605.7 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HATCH, 2007

HATCH, 2007
19.1 x 19.1 mm aluminium square tube, plywood and plexiglass
322.5 x 605.7 x 605.7 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FLOOR, 1981 (foreground)

FLOOR, 1981 (FOREGROUND)
Rubber
0.6 x 122 x 134 cm
MOTHER'S PRIDE III (background)
Bread and wax
285.5 x 230 x 1.6 cm
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SEEDS III, 1990 (foreground)

SEEDS III, 1990 (FOREGROUND)
Lead
Unit size: 3.5 x 1.1 cm diameter
CAPACITOR, 2001 (background)
Mild steel tubes 12 mm (o/d), 5.5 mm (i/d) and mild steel rod 5 mm various lengths
Bodyform: 190 x 48 x 35 cm. Fully extended work: 271 x 242 x 229 cm
Installation view, The Hayw

BLIND LIGHT, 2007

BLIND LIGHT, 2007
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BLIND LIGHT, 2007

BLIND LIGHT, 2007
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph by Stephen White, London

EVENT HORIZON, 2007

EVENT HORIZON, 2007
27 fibreglass and 4 cast iron figures
Each element 189 x 53 x 29 cm
A Hayward Gallery Commission
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph taken by Richard Bryant

EVENT HORIZON, 2007

EVENT HORIZON, 2007
27 fibreglass and 4 cast iron figures
Each element 189 x 53 x 29 cm
A Hayward Gallery Commission
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph taken by Richard Bryant

EVENT HORIZON, 2007

EVENT HORIZON, 2007
27 fibreglass and 4 cast iron figures
Each element 189 x 53 x 29 cm
A Hayward Gallery Commission
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph taken by Richard Bryant

EVENT HORIZON, 2007

EVENT HORIZON, 2007
27 fibreglass and 4 cast iron figures
Each element 189 x 53 x 29 cm
A Hayward Gallery Commission
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph taken by Richard Bryant

EVENT HORIZON, 2007

EVENT HORIZON, 2007
27 fibreglass and 4 cast iron figures
Each element 189 x 53 x 29 cm
A Hayward Gallery Commission
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph taken by Richard Bryant

EVENT HORIZON, 2007

EVENT HORIZON, 2007
27 fibreglass and 4 cast iron figures
Each element 189 x 53 x 29 cm
A Hayward Gallery Commission
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph taken by Richard Bryant

EVENT HORIZON, 2007

EVENT HORIZON, 2007
27 fibreglass and 4 cast iron figures
Each element 189 x 53 x 29 cm
A Hayward Gallery Commission
Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2007
Photograph taken by Richard Bryant

BLIND LIGHT, 2007
Hayward Gallery, London, England
Film by David Scott. Edited by Harry Dwyer
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