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.
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.
Co-commissioned by Locus+ and AV Festival 12. UK Premiere.
Preview: Fri 2 March 2012, 9am-3pm
Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012
Newcastle NE1 8JE
Tue – Sat 12–6pm.
This work could be viewed 24-hours daily, via the window