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.
Once I started attending the University Of California at Irvine, way back in the Reagan Era, it didn't take long for me to discover that the joint was packed with freakos creating weird performance art.
What is it about wildly influential California artists and their romance with the automobile? Heck, if cars had never come to Cali (perish the thought), Cal Arts would barely have any faculty! Our last installment of Performance Art and the Automobile brought us Chris Burden's hyper-mile'n car-bike. This time around,…