Anthony James

Morphic Fields


A debut publication that follows numerous international exhibitions by this British artist


ISBN: 9783775738217 Category:


Multimedia artist Anthony James (* 1974) works with heavy equipment. Using a chain saw he cuts birch trees down to size and arranges them in mirrored glass boxes. For the installation KO he unflinchingly sacrificed his beloved Ferrari 355 Spider, setting the sports car on fire and putting the torched wreck on display behind glass, along with one of his birch groves. Morphic Fields is the title of a series of twenty-one amorphous bronze sculptures with limestone bases- works created from cardboard boxes dipped in and shaped with wax and subsequently cast in bronze. This first monograph on Anthony James includes a number of offbeat essays on the artist’s work. Fashion and art critic Glenn O’Brien provides sharp-witted in­sights, and writer Christian Kracht adds his typically sardonic commentary. An interview with controversial biologist Rupert Sheldrake is a highly fitting contribu­tion; his theory of morphic fields inspired the artist’s work and the title of this publication.

Additional information

Weight 916 g
Dimensions 23.2 x 27.2 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 6 August 2014
Number of pages 160
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Katja Eichinger, Anthony James, Christian Kracht, Matthias Mühling, Glenn O'Brien, and Rupert Sheldrake
Dimensions 23.2 x 27.2 cm
Weight 916 g