Seizure, 2008/2013

Hiorns, Roger
In 2011, Roger Hiorns gifted his 2008 Artangel/Jerwood commission Seizure to the Arts Council Collection. The work was created using 75,000 litres of liquid copper sulphate, pumped into a former Southwark council flat to create a strangely beautiful crystalline growth on the walls, floor, ceiling and bath of the abandoned dwelling. Adam Khan Architects have created a new enclosure for the work which, in Yorkshire Sculpture Park's historic Bothy Garden, offers a strikingly different context for this cult work, accessible again for the first time since 2010. Seizure, 2008/2013 was donated to the Arts Council Collection by the artist, Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation through the Art Fund, with the support of The Henry Moore Foundation.
  • Artwork Details: 227 x 496.7 x 753.5cm
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  • Material description: Copper sulphate, steel and wood
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  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC27/2010

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