Antony Gormley


Visitors will enter the north hall of the Deichtorhallen to be confronted by a space that is almost 4,000 square metres in size, nearly 19 metres high and virtually empty. Here, a vast, black, reflective structure will float 7.5 metres above the floor, inviting adventure. The suspended, slightly oscillating platform exploits the structural potential and architectural context of the Deichtorhallen building, taking visitors into a new spatiotemporal matrix.

The entire project could be seen as the translation of a vast painting into a literal sounding board for the spirit and consciousness of the viewer. There is not subject of this work other than the people who participate in and on it.

Click here to view the Horizon Field Hamburg blog. Entrance to the installation is free and will be on view until 9 September 2012.

Antony Gormley will be in conversation with Professor Stephen Levinson at the Deichtorhallen on Saturday 16 June at 6pm.


Steel 355, steel spiral strand cables, stainless steel mesh (safety net) wood floor, screws & PU resin for top surface coating.
206 x 2490 x 4890cm
67000 Kg
Installation view Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Photograph by Henning Rogge

LinkDeichtorhallen, Hamburg LinkHorizon Field Hamburg blog Link