Firmament and Other Forms, Antony Gormley
Catalogue design for the exhibition Firmament en Andere Stelsels and Other Forms at the Middelheim Museum.
This exhibition reflects on the human’s body connection with architecture. All the works start from the bubble matrix, a random yet consistent geometry, which occurs in nature and also forms the structural syntax of Firmament III.
In 2012 the Middelheim Museum received the gift of a major work, Firmament III (2009), which was placed in a unique location in the oldest section of the Middelheim Museum. Firmament III (2009) is an irregular three dimensional net surrounding a human-shaped void approximately ten times life-size. In the open-air museum this work will pick up the light of the changing seasons and be a constant invitation to the visitor to consider his or her place in the order of things.