Roger Hiorns “Seizure”

8 October, 2009

 
Roger Hiorns_Seizure

PROJECT Seizure
LOCATION 151 – 189 Harper Rd, London
REOPENED 23 July – 3 January 2010
ARTIST Roger Hiorns
PHOTOGRAPHY Nick Cobbing

SEIZURE was Hiorns’ most ambitious work to date and his first major sculptural project within an urban site, and it marked a radical shift in scale and context in his work. The artist encouraged the growth of an unexpected crystal form within a low-rise late-modernist development near the Elephant & Castle in south London.

75,000 litres of copper sulphate solution were pumped into the council flat to create a strangely beautiful and somewhat menacing crystalline growth on the walls, floor, ceiling and bath of this abandoned dwelling…

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