This video documents the preservation of Roger Hiorns' 'Seizure', London, United Kingdom
02 September 2008 - 03 January 2010
In January 2010, Seizure closed its doors to the public. Once Hiorns made the decision to preserve the sculpture in its entirety, an extraordinary logistical plan got underway: weighing more than 31 tonnes, the work was successfully extracted from the property in February 2011 by some meticulous planning, hydraulic jacks, a crane and a low loader.
By February of that year, Seizure had been aquired by the Arts Council Collection, thanks to a gift by the artist, Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation through the Art Fund, and with the support of The Henry Moore Foundation. The piece was subsequently transported to Yorkshire Sculpture Park and installed at the park in a purpose-built, award-winning concrete structure, designed by Adam Khan Architects.
For more information: artangel.org.uk/project/seizure/