Artwork will move to Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Adam Khan Architects has won a competition to design a new home for Roger Hiorn’s Seizure installation.
The Turner Prize-nominated artist’s installation, which featured in an abandoned council flat in Elephant & Castle in 2008, has been bought by the Arts Council and will move to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield.
Peter Laidler of Structure Workshop worked with the new owners to move the sculpture. “We didn’t know if it could be done,” he told BD. “But we managed to get it out.” The firm designed a frame, onto which the piece was jacked. It was then craned on to a lorry.
Seizure saw 75,000 litres of copper sulphate solution pumped into the Lawson Estate flat, creating a crystalline growth on the walls, floor and ceiling. It was originally commissioned by Artangel, a public art agency.
The piece is now in storage and it is not clear when it will go on display.