The Locus+ Archive (incorporating material from the Basement Group and Projects UK) hosted at the University of Sunderland currently has two PhD posts affiliated to it and is the largest archive of time-based work in Europe. It forms a comprehensive historical overview of contemporary art practice from the early '70s to the present, covering artists' projects from a variety of British and international contexts. Here is a snapshot of the projects that have been digitized to date.

Jonathan Schipper Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012

Schipper’s work provides an alternative way of experiencing the world by slowing down physical events to almost imperceptible movement. This slow motion car crash sculpture is actually moving at a speed of 7mm per hour in a choreographed collision. With a dramatic inevitability that reflects our own mortality, over the course of the Festival month, the car is eventually destroyed.

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Slow Motion Car Crash