Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Campaign Visits//Roger Hiorns - Seizure, Elephant & Castle

London-based artist Roger Hiorns has furred up a derelict flat near Elephant & Castle with copper sulphate crystals for Seizure, Artangel's latest site-specific project.

Artangel's latest project in London, in which an abandoned public housing unit was immersed in a copper sulphate solution for three weeks, then drained to reveal everything covered in cobalt blue crystals.

Hiorns creates arresting sculpture and installation combining unusual materials. His exploration of chemical processes took spectacular effect inSeizure, in which a derelict flat in South London was filled with liquid copper sulphate, which after a period of time encrusted every surface of the space with blue crystals.


Roger Hiorns has been nominated for his solo exhibition at Corvi Mora, London and for Seizure, Artangel commission, Harper Road, London.