Roger Hiorns UNTITLED

Roger Hiorns UNTITLED


Turner Prize nominee Roger Hiorns is perhaps best known for his sculptures made using copper sulphate solution. For Seizure (2008), he flooded a condemned council flat in South London with this material, turning it into a glittering blue cave for visitors to explore, and his 2004 work Nunhead coats a car engine in the jewel-like chemical crystals, representing the 'crystallisation and transformation of an abstract idea of power'.

In Untitled (2010) - originally commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago - Hiorns explores his interest in automation and industrial forms further. The work consists of two decommissioned aircraft engines. Once part of military surveillance planes which have been altered through the insertion of three pharmaceuticals in crushed form - Effexor, Citalopram and Mannitol. The work references the creation and alleviation of anxiety on both a national and personal level, addressing the connection between global security and individual well-being.

Roger Hiorns: Untitled includes extensive visual documentation of this work as it was installed in Chicago and Edinburgh, as well as an authoritative and poetic critical text by Tom Morton. With beautiful photography throughout and additional reference material, this book sheds new light on the practice of one of contemporary art's most thoughtful and innovative figures.

Foreword by Caroline Douglas
Essay by Tom Morton

80 pages
12 x 16.8 cm

ISBN: 9781853323089
RRP £9.99

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Tom Morton is a curator and writer living in London. He has been a curator at the Hayward Gallery, London, where he organised exhibitions by Cyprien Gaillard and Matthew Darbyshire, and the group show Deceitful Moon. He also co-selected the touring exhibition British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet.

Caroline Douglas was Head of the Arts Council Collection from 2006 to 2013.

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