BLICKACHSEN 9, BAD HOMBURG, GERMANY, 2013
26 May - 06 October 2013
Antony Gormley exhibited BURST II (2010) in Blickachsen 9, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture and installations by leading and promising young artists. Blickachsen takes place throughout the summer every two years in the historical parks of Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe.
BURST II attempts to make an objective correlative for how human bodily perception is projected onto space at large. Extending up, down, left, right, front and back, the body becomes a meeting point where the vertical axis balances out the two horizontal axis through gravity. Made from 820kg of iron, the work tries to reconcile the static nature of architecture with the dynamic nature of the body, translating its volumes into blocks and beams that use cantilever, stacking and propping to create a static point of reference against which the viewer's movement can be calibrated.