The Kunsthaus Bregenz and artist Antony Gormley Horizon Field,the largest landscape intervention in Austria to date. Horizon Field consists of 100 life-size, solid cast iron figures of the human body spread over an area of 150 square kilometers in a horizontal line at 2,039 meters above sea level. The sculptures are mounted at intervals ranging from sixty meters to several kilometers, depending on the topography, looking in all directions but never facing each other. Some of the figures are installed in accessible sites and others are unapproachable though visible from certain vantage points.
According to the artist:
‘Horizon Field asks: Where does the human project fit within the evolution of life on this planet? The works form a field in which living bodies and active minds are involved in measuring the space and distance through the field of these static iron bodies, and of course both skiers and hikers will be part of this. This installation recognises the deep connection between social and geological territory; between landscape and memory.’