Antony Gormley Chord
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT)
CHORD is a new commission for the Department of Mathematics and Chemistry at MIT. The site-specific work, a spiral sculpture composed of irregular polyhedra connecting the floor to the skylight in the staircase of Building 2, plays on the movement of living bodies and the geometry of the stair itself, giving a counterpoint that animates the experience of ascending and descending the building. It is composed of over 900 square stainless steel rods welded together and joined at nodes by 541 polished stainless steel balls, each with a diameter of 60 mm.