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SEFTON, ENGLAND - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 2006: One of the 100 Iron-men sculptures that comprise Anthony Gormley's Another Place art installation at Crosby Beach, Sefton. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)..Another place is a spectacular 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. Each one weighing 650 kilos and is made from casts of the artist's own body. They are shown at different stages of rising out of the sand, all of them looking out to sea, staring at the horizon in silent expectation. According to Antony Gormley, Another Place harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man's relationship with nature. He explains: "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."
- David Rawcliffe/Propaganda 2006
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