Antony Gormley
Being Human (2015)

A film by Morag Tinto
Ended Friday 29 May, 4pm CET

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Across a career spanning more than 40 years, Antony Gormley has used sculpture as a means to examine the human condition. He explains how his strict Catholic childhood and his subsequent search for enlightenment in India influenced his decision to become a sculptor. “If you are brought up a Catholic you may lose your Catholicism but the fact is it has marked you for life. And the need to replace its belief system with something else becomes your life’s work.”

The documentary shows rare archive footage of the creation of Gormley’s key works, including the sculptor being fully encased in plaster to create casts of his own body, as well as footage of the installation of the Angel of the North. It also follows exhibitions in Paris, Florence and on Lundy Island.


Antony Gormley, Being Human (2015)
A film by Morag Tinto
1h 10 min, English


Series Editor: Alan Yentob
Executive Producer: Tanya Hudson
Production Manager: Jackie Dorman
Film Editor: Alex Broad