Antony Gormley has announced a new project for 2015, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Landmark Trust. LAND comprises five distinct life-size standing sculptures cast in iron at five Landmark Trust sites.
The trust’s work involves restoring buildings under threat around the UK, securing their future by letting them out to holiday makers. The trust’s work reflects themes Gormley has explored extensively: human relationships with the built and natural environment.
The artist has said of the project:
The challenge is to make the verticality of each sculpture the focus, as a kind of rod or conductor for thoughts and feelings that might arise at a site. The sculptures identify the place where a particular human body once stood and anyone could stand, and in that respect they are open spaces empty of content and waiting for your attention
LAND will be Antony Gormley’s only solo presentation of 2015. Sculptures will be installed at the following sites:
Martello Tower, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Clavell Tower, Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset
Saddell Bay, Mull of Kintyre, Scotland
Lengthsman’s Cottage, Lowsonford, Warwickshire
Lundy Island, Bristol Channel
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