In Hong Kong, China, 31 sculptures of naked, anatomically-correct men appear across a kilometre stretch in the heart of the city. Each are placed within eyesight of one another, with four cast-iron sculptures found at street level (each weigh 1,388 lbs or 630kg). The remaining 27 are made of fiberglass and suspended on rooftops, and weigh 66 lbs or 30kg.
Collectively, the figures make up ‘Event Horizon’, a work by British sculptor Sir Antony Gormley; the sculptures are cast from the artist’s body — embodying Gormley’s slight hunch and tallish figure.
The installation, which first exhibited in London, England, in 2007, has toured Rotterdam, Netherlands; New York, U.S.; and São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
One of the most prominent figures is perched atop the 607-ft (185m) Standard Chartered Bank Building, a skyscraper in Central, Hong Kong’s financial district.
The sculptures represent the Watchers, angels who ‘fell’ — came to earth and had children with human women and were then and now worshipped as gods (see Pagan gods, Pagan feasts, Aliens are Demons! and Amal, the Butterfly Bride). Satanic rituals have been performed on these sculptures; they are of occult spiritual significance and contain dark energy.
The Watchers were stationed on earth to watch over and protect mankind, hence their name ‘Watchers’.
An ‘event horizon’ is defined as ‘the point of no return’. The point of no return is the point beyond which one must continue on one’s current course of action because turning back is physically impossible, prohibitively expensive, or dangerous.
The fallen angels are about to return to earth and rule us, as they did in the pre-flood world. The wheels have been set in motion, and there’s no turning back.
Sculptures in London:
Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro or River of January is named after Janus, Roman god of beginnings and transitions, thence also of gates, doors, doorways, endings and time):
The 1998 film City of Angels is about these fallen angels. In the movie, Seth (Nicolas Cage) is one of many angels who watch over humans and protect them in unseen ways. Seth falls in love with a surgeon, Maggie Rice (Meg Ryan), and soon becomes preoccupied with her. He decides to become visible to her despite his obvious inability to give her many convincing details about himself, such as what he does for a living or even his last name. Despite this, they develop a friendship which soon turns to mutual attraction. Seth then meets Nathaniel Messinger (Dennis Franz), one of Maggie’s patients, who can sense Seth’s presence and that of other angels. Nathaniel soon relates to Seth that he, too, had once been an angel but, by way of the free will granted to angels, decided to become human through the process he refers to as ‘falling’. Seth begins to consider exercising this option so that he can be with Maggie in a fully physical and emotional relationship, and decides to become human through the symbolic gesture of jumping from the top of a skyscraper.
Stills from the movie:
At the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, University Park, Illinois, U.S., there is a collection of figure-sculptures called ‘Horizons’. These are 12 life-sized figures, of cast-iron, and each of these has a glass insert in their upper torso.
The artist, Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir, explains this juxtaposition of glass and iron: “The color of the iron signifies their primal quality — as if they are emerging from the earth,” while, “Glass as a material has a lot of different connotations. It can be fragile, yet dangerous. It can be translucent, or solid… It’s like water, but also like air.”
The sculptures represent the Nephilim/demons, the offspring of fallen angels and their human wives, who are confined in the abyss/hell — that is why they are ’emerging from the earth’ or the underworld.
The cast-iron is the colour of red soil, representing Adamic man; the glass: ‘fragile, translucent, solid, yet dangerous’, represents the fallen angels. Demons are hybrids of man and angel. They too will return with their fathers to rule the world.
‘Horizons’ is also featured at Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, U.S.:
‘Encounters with Iceland’, also by Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir, at Mission Hill Family Estate in Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, Canada, features similar sculptures.
The sculptures are arranged throughout the winery grounds, featuring pairs of forms, some cast in aluminum and others in cast iron, that mirror each other in silent conversation, and highlighting the forms as both familiar and distant.
Familiar and distant — Adamic man and fallen angels. The life-size sculptures are made from Corten steel (a group of steel alloys which were developed to eliminate the need for painting, and form a stable rust-like appearance if exposed to the weather for several years), to represent Adamic man; and aluminium, to represent fallen angels — the two symbolise the hybrid nature of demons/Nephilim.