Antony Gormley ‘Blind Light’ Haywood GalleryArchitecture is supposed to be the location of security and certainty about where you are. It is supposed to protect you from the weather, from darkness, from uncertainty. BLIND LIGHT undermines all that. You enter into this interior space that is the equivalent of being on top of a mountain, or at the bottom of the sea. It is very important for me that inside it you find the outside. Also you become the immersed figure in the endless ground, literally the subject of the work. - Antony Gormley.
What I find most engaging in this exhibition is that this installation directly solicits the viewers engagement. It addresses fundamental questions of the body, space, appearance and disappearance. It’s all about the experience of entering a specific environment that plays on the senses. It’s similar in a sense to the ‘Rain Room’ where by the artist is challenging visitors to experience the magic and this idea of the fairytale and the unknown. It also touches upon this idea of none familiar surroundings and this idea of entering into a void where you can’t even distinguish your own hand in front of your face.