Tuesday Talks: Simon Faithfull
Tuesday Talks invites leading artists, thinkers and curators to explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art. The series is a collaboration between the Whitworth and Manchester Metropolitan University and is programmed by Pavel Büchler.
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Simon Faithfull's work has been described as an attempt to understand and explore the planet as a sculptural object, to test its limits and report back from its extremities. Within his work - ranging from video, to digital drawing, installation and writing - Faithfull often teams up with scientists, technicians and transmission experts to help him bring back a personal vision from the ends of the world. Recent projects include a film featuring the artist walking through a burning jet plane, a video recording the artist walking through a landscape at the bottom of the sea (created through the help of a scuba diving expert and underwater cameras), and setting alight and sinking a small fishing boat off Dorset coast to create, over time, an artificial reef. Faithfull was born in Braziers Park, a utopian community in Oxfordshire, and lives in Berlin.
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Image: Still from Simon Faithfull's Going Nowhere 2, 2011
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