FIRMAMENT IV, ANNA SCHWARTZ GALLERY, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2010
7 May - 3 July 2010
FIRMAMENT IV is constructed from 1030 150mm diameter steel balls and 1849 steel elements, welded together to create a non-regular, polygonal structure whose form dissolves and resolves throughout the gallery. Measuring 20 x 12.6 x 8.4 metres, FIRMAMENT is an assembled matrix of volumes that map a celestial constellation while also implying the form of a body lost within it. With its graphic outline, FIRMAMENT, the fourth in a series of works that attempt to map space, is the most monumental to date. The work was developed with Tristan Simmonds and it builds upon a three year collaboration which has resulted in the realisation of major projects all over the world.
FIRMAMENT IV, 1970
75mm square section mild steel tube and 150mm diameter mild steel spheres
8.4 x 19.9 x 12.5cm
Installation Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Courtesy of C&V Engineering Services, Australia, 2010