Roger Hiorns installation
Last Sunday myself and a few others from the unit went along to to Seizure - a new installation from Roger Hiorns. If you don't know this British artist, here's a brief summary:"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."
[You can read the full installation blurb here
In this piece, he has taken the process to an architectural scale - waterproofing and filling a flat in South London then allowing copper sulphate crystals to grow. The top image is of crystals that have grown around a hanging light bulb.
Although you are allowed to touch the crystals and take photographs, the latter is nigh-on impossible without a tripod and SLR-level ISO. Still, after many attempts I did manage to get some passable shots with my girlfiend's snap & shoot. Enough to communicate a little of what the space was like anyway (though I have to say - no photo could do this space justice).A section of wallSmall cubbyhole. You can see make out the dado rail.This guy was filming the space on 16mm for the artist.
This is not photoshop lens flare, I promise!This is the floor. It's like being on the sea bed, especially with the IKB-esque light that rebounds around the space.