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Horizon Field Hamburg by Antony Gormley Turns People into Art

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 1, 2012 • References: antonygormley and fastcodesign
Horizon Field Hamburg involves a suspended reflective platform that turns the spectators into works of art. Installed in Deichtorhallen, the 21st century historical structure that once housed a bustling market, the art installation invites people to traverse its murky mirroring surface barefoot. Each reaction is different. From pensive to playful, people experience a personal connection to the installation.

Created by United Kingdom-based artist Antony Gormley, who is known for his exploration of the human body through sculpture, Horizon Field Hamburg can be regarded as existential. Gormley says, "This 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 no subject to this work other than the people who participate in and on it."