Friday, July 13, 2007

Tourist Bewilderment Devices

Antony Gormley, the artist who produced the Angel of the North, photo above, is currently showing tourist bewilderment devices (TBDs) on roof tops in London...

The installation, called Event Horizon, consists of 31 sculptures cast from the artist's own body. Gormley's clone army will be placed atop buildings and public walkways in Westminster, Lambeth and Camden.

Gormley told the BBC he wanted “to recognise that...over 50% of the human population on this planet now live within the city…a totally constructed humanly made environment and what that means.”

If you are in London there is an exhibition of Antony Gormley's work, titled Blind Light, at the South Bank Center. The event ends August 19th.

See also Another Place, Crosby Beach, Liverpool.

Apparently in a documentary Antony Gormley indicated he has a background interest in Buddhism. I'm starting to warm to art in the landscape.