The Shitting man
posted by Olaf Zwetsloot on 01.03.2011, under Architecture, Art, Creativity
Exposure is an installation by the British sculptor Antony Gormley. In Lelystad, The Netherlands, where it stands, locals have irreverently dubbed it the shitting man. Exposure weighs 60 tonnes, contains 5,400 bolts and consists of 2,000 components.
Look at it from a distance and you see a crouching man. Take a closer look and the man dissolves into abstract metal nodes that constitute a complex geometry.
It is at the dissolution point that the figurative fades into pure abstraction. This man is clearly a hybrid.