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Quantum Cloud - Antony Gormley

We continue our visit to the SFMOMA.
Sculptures are often excellent objects to show the interaction between an artwork and their viewers.
For the presentation of the sculpture “Quantum Cloud” of Antony Gormley I used today 5 pictures.
The main picture is a collage of three pictures and shows a young lady passing behind the transparent sculpture.
In the first workshop you can discover the image of a human figure hidden in the cloud of metal bars.
In the second workshop you can see in a close-up the chaos of the cloud.

■ Main picture (Large scalable version) Triptych of the Cloud and the Lady
■ Workshop 1 (Large scalable version) The Cloud - full screen
■ Workshop 2 (Large scalable version) The Cloud - close up
■ (click on the pictures to enlarge)

Make: SONY
Model: ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 28 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-08 14:16
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 4201 kb

Quantum Cloud conceives of the body as a swarm of chaotic energy. A human figure seems to alternately materialize from and disintegrate into the cloud of metal bars. Created between 1999 and 2009, Gormley’s Quantum Cloud series reflects on how the subatomic particles and energy that make up our bodies are integrated with those compose the universe around us.

Antony Gormley:
“How can you convey the fact that the presence of somebody is greater or different from their appearance?
The domains allowed me to evoke the internal space of the body as a field, but are still bound by an invisible skin: I want to extend or ignore the skin.
The quantum clouds continue the matrix of the domains into outer space through the continuation of the branching connections, positioning the original body-field within a wider field.
The indeterminacy of the skin summons active involvement of the projection and finding force in the eye of the beholder.
It is an open question in the quantum clouds, whether the body is emerging from a chaotic energy field or the field from the body.”

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