About Roger Hiorns: A Retrospective View of the Pathway
Roger Hiorns temporarily transformed the familiar YSP landscape with clouds of foam in this interactive artwork as part of the Summer of Love.
At certain times of day, a compressor generated vast clusters of bubbles that blew across the landscape; shaped by the wind they blurred the boundaries between the parkland and the art, allowing the environment and people involved to formulate each unique experience. Hiorns places people at the centre of this interactive work by inviting visitors to engage with it as a place of liberation for both children and adults.
The artist is known for playing with ideas around what sculpture is and questioning what it can be. Although an encounter with this work is fleeting, it changes and refreshes our perspective on the physical world around us and how we relate to it. Hiorns creates a focal point around which people come together to experience joyful moments of fascination and pleasure, regardless of who they are or the differences that may exist between them. His use of foam stems from early childhood memories and connects with the innocence and liberation associated with play.
Please note: The foam used in Hiorns's artwork is organic, eco-friendly, allergen free, and non-toxic. Use caution if you have sensitivities to detergent-based materials. We invite you to interact with the installation at your own risk. Visitors are encouraged to wear clothes that can get wet or messy and to bring towels and a change of clothes.
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YSP Ticket pricing update6 February 2023
Seizure Admission–In order to conserve the artwork and extend it's lifespan, access to Seizure is by pre-booked time slot only. Capacity is limited and we recommend booking prior to your visit to avoid disappointment. Admission to YSP is included in all Seizure tickets.