Seizure by Roger Hiorns 90,000 litres of copper sulphate make millions of blue crystals via NOTCOT.
A derelict and soon to be demolished block of flats close to Elephant & Castle is the site for Art Angel’s and Jerwood’s latest commission Seizure by Roger Hiorns – a seductive cave of cobalt blue crystals.
The realisation of the art work is a chemistry experiment on a grand scale. One of the bedsits in the block was made into a watertight tank and then filled with 90,000 litres of copper sulphate solution. As the solution was drained from the premises, over the space of a few weeks, it revealed a mesmerising space of sparkling blue crystal shards. Seizure opened to the public this week.
Open until 2 November
151-189 Harper Road, SE1
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16 thoughts on “Seizure by Roger Hiorns – 90,000 litres of copper sulphate make millions of blue crystals”
cobalt and copper sulfate are not the same
‘cobalt blue’ is a color, ‘blue cobalt’ is a chemical
Cobalt Blue is the name of the blue hue, it’s nothing to do with the substance it was made from
Yea but the real question is, is it really art? Mwhahah
Isn’t this chemical dangerous in large quantities?
What the heck is a ‘bedsits’ ?
Bedsit = Bed / Sitting room. It’s a one room apartment. (Studio apartment)
Yeah, what’s the recommended way to dispose of 90,000 litres of this stuff? I’m not sure “sewer drain” is going to cut it…
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