On 17 February, Roger Hiorns, the artist behind the 2008 Artangel project Seizure, will present a discussion with his namesake, the polymer scientist Roger Hiorns.
Tracing parallels between their practices as part of Kings College London's 'Caves' programme, they will discuss the use of material self-organisation in art and science - from Seizure's autonomous copper sulphate crystalline-growths to the creation of experimental photovoltaic polymers.
"I use materials which enable me to become detached, materials which are their own thing, have their own genetic structure. Rather like copper sulphate is described as autogenetic, my work is also autogenetic, it tries to make some sense of my psychological position." Roger Hiorns, 2008.
A screening of Hiorn's film Seizure, which documents the creation of his 2008 work, accompanies the discussion in addition to an earlier screening on 15 February.
For more information, and for details of the full 'Caves' programme, please click here or alternatively click here for details of the Hiorns talk.