In Jonathan Schipper‘s slow motion car crash installation, a VW Golf collides into the gallery wall at a pace of seven mm per hour. Therefore when you’re watching the installation, its forward movement is imperceptible, yet over the course of the month the car is destroyed. According to the artist, it displays a dramatic inevitability that reflects our own mortality.

The piece was commissioned by Locus+ and AV Festival & was on display @ Locus+ exhibition space in Newcastle upon Thyne from 1st to 31st of March.

Watch the collision in time lapse video: week 1 & week 3

(all images: courtesy Locus+ and the artist)