by Antony Gormley
Antony Gormley STATEMENT
"There is a strong connection between the desire for survival and the art of a people and a time. We have a task in hand. Culture in the developed western world has always positioned itself in distinction to nature: now we have to discover our nature within nature...
But it is also my responsibility to make sure that I can deal with my own impacts, including the carbon footprint of the studio and all its activities. I have had the carbon footprint of the studio assessed and minimized my flights; the studio is insulated, and we will install solar panels on the roof (it is wide and relatively flat). We must recycle more of our materials and investigate the viability of a wind turbine. I must also decide whether carbon offsetting is a conscience salver or a real benefit.
Having done all of this, my greatest responsibility is to make work in the most direct way that I can, and interpret this time and place in a way that makes people more aware of themselves and it."
Excerpts from Antony Gormley/British Council Culture and Climate Change Policy/Document and essays from key cultural leaders/2010
BACK TO SCULPTURE MAGAZINE CONFERENCE/John K. Grande/2010 update/22nd International Sculpture Conference
April 7-9 London,UK
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