Amazonian Field is described by Gormley as an "occupation of cultural space" by the powerless – the thousands of dumb, mute, unformed clay figures that make up this installation. In this film, Gormley reflects on how the work evokes our overpopulated world and the continual destruction of our natural environment. Discussing how the real subject of Amazonian Field is the viewer, Gormley suggests that the work is an attempt to highlight human agency and the real ability we have to control our own future.
'Antony Gormley: Still Being'
112 Rua Alvares Penteado
Open: Until 15 July 2012
The exhibition then tours to CCBB as follows:
Rio de Janeiro: 8 August - 30 September 2012
Brasília: 12 October 2012 – 6 January 2013