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another place

04.06.16

Sunshine. Blue sky. Cold winds. A beautiful morning, a long low tide.

Another Place.

One hundred cast iron figures stand facing out to sea watching the tide which submerges most of them twice daily. Looking towards the snow capped peaks of Snowdonia. Watching the ships. Watching the wind farm. Another Place is slightly surreal.

another place | antony gormley

another place | antony gormley

another place | crosby beach

another place | antony gormley

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another place | antony gormley

Another Place | Antony Gormely

You can read more about Antony Gormley’s cast iron figures  here and find some more information about visiting the beach here. We spent twice as long there as we had planned.

When I was a teenager I saw an installation at the Tate in Liverpool titled Field. A floor filled with simple clay forms, all hand made, all different. They filled an entire space and you could not walk among them, only view from the doorway. They made a lasting impression on me and it is still the single most memorable exhibit I have seen.

Another Place comes second.

another place | antony gormley

another place | antony gormley

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  1. we did an overnight trip from london to see these just before we moved back to new zealand in 2013. i love his work and felt the same way you did – it’s totally surreal. all those silent figures staring out to sea, some being completely swallowed by the waves as the tide comes in…
    i first encountered his work when i visited winchester cathedral with a friend. the basement where the figure is fills with water in the winter and it’s meant to be quite something. i only ever saw it when it was dry but his work made a lasting impression on me. i have a very visceral response to his work.
    thanks for sharing these photos and triggering some lovely memories for me!

    1. Oh how interesting Leonie, I find his work compelling, and I can’t even put my finger on the reason why. Thank you for your lovely comments!

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