Antony Gormley: Another Time
19 Aug 2017 - 05 Nov 2017
Another Place is one of Antony Gormley’s cast iron sculptures from his series ANOTHER TIME, and will be sited on the chalk bed in front of Turner Contemporary early this August.
Visible from the Turner Contemporary Gallery windows, the solitary figure in Margate invites us to reflect upon the fundamental experience of being human, of inhabiting a human body. Like other works by Gormley it is a cast of his own body, offering a trace of its existence.
“I wish to celebrate the still and silent nature of sculpture. ANOTHER TIME […] is necessarily isolated, and is an attempt to bear witness to what it is like to be alive and alone in space and time.” (Antony Gormley)
Gormley, who is most famous for the Angel of the North, has developed ANOTHER TIME, a series of one hundred sculptures across the UK which are identical to the hundred sculptures of ANOTHER PLACE (2007).
The site in Margate is part of Thanet’s stretch of coastal chalk which is the longest in the UK. On the chalk below the tide, colourful sponges, anemones and sea squirts abound, along with a variety of crab and fish species. At high tide, the sculpture will be completely submerged beneath the sea.
The sculpture in Margate becomes visible about 3 hours before low tide, so to be sure of seeing it, check the daily tide times for the next 4 days here.