Whilst we were in Germany my DD took us to Hamburg to see Antony Gormley's project
Antony Gormley states that the entire project is a sounding board for the spirit and consciousness of the viewer.
The subject of the work being the people who participate.
We entered the vast hall and had to remove our shoes and climb an open metal staircase up to the platform which is suspended high above on spiral metal cables.
When we reached to top of the stairs we could see considerable movement of the platform and my DD was really unconfident to face taking the little one onto it as the only safety factor was a net around the edge. As soon as I stepped onto it with my DH we couldn't feel any great sensation of movement although it oscillates and the surface ripples when stepped upon.
DH at the edge
People interacted in a variety of ways some jumped about to try to create more impact, whilst others just moved about slowly and tentatively. The surface was soft and looked like a pool of dark water and visually it was so effective producing silhouettes and reflections.
A pregnant woman meditated at the edge and another woman lay peering over the drop.
A group of women expressed themselves by Bio Dancing
The exhibition was free and whilst I was pleased to have the opportunity, I really was disappointed that I felt no extremes of emotion or sensation from the experience. If it comes to England I would certainly go again and maybe take more time to think about the experience.
Afterwards we enjoyed a fabulous lunch at the restaurant opposite the Deichtorhallen as a Father's Day treat for DH. A great rainy day!