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Carmody Groarke helps Gormley with famous 'fog box'

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A key installation in sculptor Antony Gormley's major London retrospective has been part-designed by emerging talents Carmody Groarke, the AJ can reveal.

The giant glass fog chamber at the heart of the exhibition, which opens at the Hayward Gallery tomorrow, has been created in tandem with the up-and-coming London-based practice.

The ex-Chipperfield duo Andy Groarke and Kevin Carmody had previously worked with Gormley - most famous for his Angel of the North statue - on his new studios a couple of years ago.

Echoing Diller and Scofidio's 2002 Blur Building on Lake Neuchâtel, the installation is filled with a dense luminous vapour, significantly reducing the visibility inside the 80m2 glass box.

Using ultrasonic humidifiers, the aim is to disorient those inside the enclosure.

The exhibition runs until 19 August.

by Richard Waite

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