At an installment for the AV Festival in Newcastle England, an automobile accident is unfolding at the thrilling rate of 7 millimeters an hour, thanks to extremely slow hydraulics. This doomed VW Golf is the brainchild of Jonathan Schipper, who previously crashed two muscle cars over a span of six days.

"With a dramatic inevitability that reflects our own mortality, over the course of the month, the car is eventually destroyed," explains Schipper. Any explosive components within the automobile have been removed, so gallery attendees won't be subjected to a fiery surprise. You can check out a time lapse of the second week of the project above, and here's the first.

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