Thursday, 14 February 2008
I spent the weekend on an ale trail round the British Isles as part of a book project I'm working on. Managed to fit in just the one piece of culture, but what a piece - Antony Gormley's "Another Place" installation at Crosby Beach just near Liverpool. Fog had come down over night, but by the time I got to the beach it was burning off, creating the most beautiful hazy Sunday - the perfect backdrop for Gormley's other worldly art works. The body casts are now set onto the beach permanently, interacting with the tides, with sealife, with fishermen and with surfers. Sadly the ones we had in London last year, ominously looming over the Southbank, got removed when Gormely's exhibition at the Hayward finished. Damn shame.