In 2008 Roger Hiorns, commissioned by Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, transformed an empty council flat in Southwark, London, into a sparkling blue environment of copper sulphate crystals using 75,000 litres of liquid copper sulphate. Faced with the demolition of the social housing block in early 2011, the piece was successfully extracted from the property. Seizure was subsequently transported to YSP and is the subject of a 10-year loan agreement between the Arts Council Collection and YSP, where it is presented within a new concrete structure commissioned from Adam Khan Architects.
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Seizure was gifted to the Arts Council Collection in 2011 by the artist, Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation through the Art Fund, with the support of The Henry Moore Foundation. Presented in collaboration with Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Open weekends and daily during school holidays.
Filmmaker William Simpson. Produced by Omni Pictures