As Slow as Possible: AV Festival of Art, Technology, Music and Film

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.

Adrian Searle writing about As Slow As Possible, the fifth and most ambitious AV Festival of Art, Technology, Music and Film, which continues all month. There are exhibitions, concerts, films, performances, readings and walks, and a whole radio channel, Radio Boredcast.

About Sarah Browne

Sarah Browne‘s research-based art practice explores our understanding of ‘the economy’, particularly its moral, irrational and ritualistic workings, as the dominant metaphor for contemporary social and political relations. She is interested in forms of non-market exchange and communication such as gift economies, subsistence, subsidies and poaching, and the creation or documentation of intentional economies and temporary ‘communities’.
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2 Responses to As Slow as Possible: AV Festival of Art, Technology, Music and Film

  1. Sarah Browne says:

    There’s a really good review / consideration of this today in the Guardian here, focusing on the idea of Slow Cinema:
    https://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/film/2012/mar/09/slow-cinema-fights-bournes-supremacy?fb_source=other_multiline&fb_action_types=news.reads

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