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Out There: Arik Levy

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Out There: Arik Levy

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25.5 × 19.5 cm | 7.5 × 10 in
240 ills | 272 pages
Hardback

Contributors: Arik Levy, Jérôme Peignot, Christy MacLear, Charlotte N Eyerman, Jérôme Sans

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Out There gives an overview of the influential designer Arik Levy’s outdoor installations, which examine form in nature.

Levy’s creations are informed by the materials he adopts. Some of these take shape as highly polished metal sculptures; others as shooting shards of metal. The constraints of these meticulously handcrafted pieces in relation to the 'ideology of nature' and natural materials open another line of investigation of an unknown nature permeating his practice.

“I was more interested in the reflection that the sculpture would create than in the sculpture itself," he explains, "since the latter only exists thanks to natural light. Each of these sculptures allows us to see the world, angles we would never see with our naked eye.”

Focused on Levy’s Rock series, the book features large-scale installations with reflective surfaces, which create an interaction between the form and its surrounding area, including RockGiant, BigRock, RockFusion, RockGrowth, RockEvolution and RockTripleFusionGiantOut There also includes Levy’s ideas for the future, with 3D simulations, photographs from construction, proposals and sketches.

Out There includes an interview with Levy by Jérôme Sans and a piece by poet Jérôme Peignot, who discusses Levy's significance as an artist following Taoist tradition, alongside texts from Christy MacLear, Executive Director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and Charlotte N Eyerman, Executive Director of Monterey Museum of Arts.