Found plastic and metal office clocks from the old Royal London Hospital and Copper sulphate
Hiorns has taken discarded office clocks from The Old Royal London Hospital and subjected them to the crystalisation process which he applied to a previous project, Seizure, where he encrusted an entire derelict flat. With the work commissioned by Vital Arts, traces of the time the clocks stopped can be still be seen on some of the clock faces, a gentle momento mori to the hospital’s past.
Roger Hiorns was born in Birmingham in 1975 and studied at Goldsmiths College. In 2009 he was nominated for the Turner Prize with his installation ‘Seizure’, commissioned by Artangel.