Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Crystalline Architecture

"There's no order outside the order of the material."
-Robert Smithson, 
Fragments of a Conversation, 1969

Roger Hiorns' work, Seizure, sees a re-appropriation of architectural space; taking a condemned building in South London, and filling it with concentrated Copper Sulphate solution. The shell of the building becomes host to a new material organism, creating new architectural atmospheres while largely maintaining the orginal volume.