Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012


"In an otherwise empty shop in Newcastle, there is a car crash going on. A VW Golf is being slowly shunted, by hidden hydraulics, into the wallpapered wall. The car is moving 7mm per hour, and it will take all of March for the collision, devised by Jonathan Schipper, to evolve. I stand and watch, waiting for the sound of panels crumpling, a crack to appear in the windscreen, the wall to cave. It could take days. Maybe I should call for help."

Full article: Adrian Searle for the Guardian

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