Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Preparatory Sketch, 2011. © Locus+ Archive/the artist

Jonathan Schipper’s work provides an alternative way of experiencing the world by slowing down physical events to almost imperceptible movement. His slow motion car crash sculptures are actual cars moving at speeds of 7mm per hour into a choreographed collision. The spectacular moment of the car crash is rendered safe and almost static. With a dramatic inevitability that reflects our own mortality, over the course of the Festival month the car is eventually destroyed. 

Biography
Jonathan Schipper was born in Chico, California and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. His sculptural work provides an alternative way of experiencing the world by slowing down physical events to almost imperceptible movement. His work has been exhibited internationally including the following venues and events: Swiss Institute, New York; Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg; Pierogi, New York; AUTOBODY, Marfa Ballroom, Texas; Museum Tinguely, Basel; and Artefact Festival, Stuk Arts Centre, Leuven.

Credit
Co-commissioned by Locus+ and AV Festival 12. UK Premiere. 

Jonathan Schipper: Slow Motion Car Crash

FREE

Preview: Fri 2 March 2012, 9am-3pm

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

16 Saville Row / Locus +

Newcastle NE1 8JE
locusplus.org.uk

Opening Times
Tue – Sat 12–6pm.
This work could be viewed 24-hours daily, via the window 

Additional Information

Locus+ Website
Artist's Website