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Old July 1st, 2005, 04:05 AM   #1
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Another Place ( where art meets nature !)

Work has begun on Crosby beach on the creation of a spectacular new sculpture by Angel of the North artist Antony Gormley.

Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea. Contractors have started work on lifting the figures into place, driving them into the beach on three-metre-high foundation piles, a process that will continue throughout June. The complete installation will be available to view from July 2nd onwards

The work is being exhibited in the UK for the first time. It has previously been seen in Cuxhaven in Germany, Stavanger in Norway and De Panne in Belgium. It is expected to move to New York following its installation in Sefton which ends in November 2006.

Another Place is expected to attract 600,000 extra visitors to Crosby beach over the next 18 months, generating additional revenue for local shops, cafes, pubs and hotels.

Each visitor will experience the work in a different way depending on the state of the tide, the weather conditions and the time of day they are visiting. At particularly high tides all the figures will be submerged.

According to Antony Gormley, Another Place harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man's relationship with nature. He explained:
"The seaside is a good place to do this. Here time is tested by tide, architecture by the elements and the prevalence of sky seems to question the earth's substance. In this work human life is tested against planetary time. This sculpture exposes to light and time the nakedness of a particular and peculiar body. It is no hero, no ideal, just the industrially reproduced body of a middle-aged man trying to remain standing and trying to breathe, facing a horizon busy with ships moving materials and manufactured things around the planet."

source : http://www.seftoncoast.org.uk/index_news.html

I personally think this is an excellent work of art where art merges and 'immerses' with nature.. so sublime and introspective ! I do realise this is not everybody's cup of tea, but anyway I am a fan of Gromley's work from now on !
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 04:52 AM   #2
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I've been to Crosby beach to view it and I have to agree it does look brilliant,I only wish we could keep it.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 02:15 PM   #3
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Here's a few more from Crosby in Liverpool.


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Old July 14th, 2005, 07:46 PM   #4
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wowww is fantastic
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