Blue Seizure

Somewhere in a small flat in a derelict housing estate in Elephant & Castle, Roger Hiorns has created a room full of blue crystals. It was nominated for the 2009 Turner Prize but didn’t win (boo). I managed to visit it a couple of times – it was bigger than I imagined but still impressive. You can’t help but want to touch the bright blue gems and pick them off the wall (this is impossible – I tried many times). The watertight room was filled with heated copper sulphate solution, left to cool down for two and a half weeks and then drained. The result was this;