Friday, 28 November 2008

Roger Hiorns - The Magicial Crystal Room



Loved this - glad it was extended so I could see it. Bit smaller than expected but pretty breathtaking!

British artist Roger Hiorns makes exceptional use of unlikely materials: detergent, disinfectant, perfume, fire and copper sulphate crystals. Transforming steel poles, car engines and cardboard architectural models into crystalline forms, Hiorns effects surprising, physical and aesthetic transformations on found objects.

In SEIZURE, Hiorns' most ambitious work to date, the artist precipitates an unexpected sculptural form within the fabric of a housing estate near London Bridge. Architecture and modernist sculpture continue to be important touchstones for Hiorns' work, and both have strongly informed the development of this major new commission. For his first work within an urban site Hiorns' makes a radical shift of scale and context, and has developed an extraordinary chemical intervention in the heart of the city.

SEIZURE continues Artangel's long tradition of transforming urban housing into large-scale immersive works of art.

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