Fibreglass, brain matter
140 x 142 x 26 cm
Roger Hiorns’ Untitled wall sculpture consists of two fiberglass figures, produced by applying a plastic membrane to a mold. They are abstracted male figures making love. The work contains a piece of preserved cow brain, in reference to the memory and the complexity of trying to understand the brain structure. The cow brain is positioned in a plastic container at the genital area of one of the figures. Hiorns is interested in brain matter, mainly because of its incomprehensible structure. The fact that human beings try to fathom the structure of the brain, with their own brain, is a paradox. Hiorns visits the cows at the abattoir and talks to them immediately before they are killed. This way, through their memory of the meeting, Hiorns becomes encapsulated in the structure of their brain.