Open Arts Object: Roger Hiorns, Seizure, (2008)
Professor Gill Perry explores Roger Hiorns’ temporary installation Seizure, of 2008. She discusses the process that involved pouring 75,000 litres of copper sulphate solution into an abandoned ground floor flat in south London. She considers the relationship of this crystallised space to the social environment of a late modernist housing estate scheduled for demolition, and explores the work as an example of ‘installation art’ that does away with the idea of the frame, and invites the viewer to move in and around the internal structure.
A partial reconstruction is now housed in Yorkshire Sculpture Park: http://www.ysp.co.uk/exhibitions/roger-hiorns-seizure
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