About Roger Hiorns: A Retrospective View of the Pathway

Returning for a second year, this summer Roger Hiorns will transform the familiar YSP landscape with clouds of foam in this interactive artwork as part of the Curiosity and Wonder season.

At certain times of day, a compressor will generate giant clusters of bubbles that will blow across the landscape. Shaped by the wind, they blur the boundaries between the parkland and the art. Hiorns places people at the centre of this interactive work by inviting visitors of all ages to play and explore.

Roger Hiorns 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 our perspective on the physical world around us and how we relate to it. Hiorns creates a focal point for people to come together to experience joyful moments, 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.

Find the work near to the Camelia House, a 15-20 minute walk from the Visitor Centre. Please allow enough time after arrival to reach the work to avoid disappointment.

The foam will be activated daily at 11.00 and 14.00.

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.

In the event of heavy rain the sculpture cannot be activated. Please check with the team on our Information Desk for updates on the day of your visit.