Monday, August 2, 2010

'Horizon Field' Project // 100 Life-Size Cast Iron Figures by Antony Gormley Installed by Helicopter in the Austrian Alps

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By All Art News

On Saturday 31 July, the hundredth figure by leading British sculptor, Antony Gormley was lowered into place by helicopter to launch the artist’s unique installation, Horizon Field, in the mountains of Vorarlberg in Austria, presented in association with the Kunsthaus Bregenz.

Horizon Field features 100 life-size cast iron figures installed over an area of 150 square kilometres. It is the first art project of its kind in the mountains and the largest landscape intervention in Austria to date. The works will remain in the Alps for two years during which time they will be exposed to the elements, to different lighting conditions, and to the changing seasons, thus enabling constantly new perceptions and impressions.

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