4 x crates
1 x frame to hang works from - packed separate from the crates (see images)
235 cm x 122 cm x 27 cm high (average height) The work hovers off the floor 93 cm
2012, Annet Gelink Gallery
2011, Frieze Art Fair
The work consists of incredibly thin, ballistics-grade transparent plastic. As in much of Hiorns’s work, the sculptures become material expressions of anxiety, as the cold rationality of industrial production is held in uneasy balance with the unpredictability of natural processes.
British sculptor Roger Hiorns makes objects that explore transformation, both material and perceptual. Using divergent and often esoteric found materials—jet and automobile engines, plastinated cow brains, perfume, thistles—Hiorns collides the natural and man-made. His work often engages a variety of organic and chemical processes such as treating objects with substances like amyl nitrate, steroids, or salt, and past works have incorporated such elements as foam and fire.