Friday, 6 August 2010
ANTONY GORMLEY /// ANOTHER PLACE SERIES
Antony Gormley's installation comprises 100 cast-iron sculptures made from 17 different molds taken from the sculptor’s own body, installed on Crosby Beach on the Mersey Estuary, all facing the open sea.
The work covers a distance of almost 3km with the pieces placed 250m apart along the tide line, and up to 1km out towards the horizon. The movement of local tides and daily weather conditions dictate whether the figures are visible or submerged.
The installation was brought to Crosby Beach by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with South Sefton Partnership in 2005 and has since been secured by Sefton MBC to remain permanently on the beach.
The installation was honoured in the waterside regeneration category of the 2006 Northwest Business Environment Awards, and has also been recognised as best tourism experience of the year in the Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards and as one of the best examples of regeneration in the region by the RENEW Northwest Exemplar Learning Programme.
Visitors to Another Place are advised to consult tide times beforehand (www.seftoncoast.org.uk) and not to walk out onto the sand further than 50 metres from the promenade.
☁ ANTONY GORMLEY
☁ ANTONY GORMLEY @ LIVERPOOL BIENNAL