Collaboration:
Crash Test Dummy at Health and Safety Violation




Performance artist Tom Estes with sculptor Ben Woodeson in an experimental collaboration at Lubomirov-Easton 


 

26 October to 24 November 2012

Lubomirov-Easton, 

Enclave 8, 50 Resolution Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AL

This project brought together performance artist Tom Estes with sculptor Ben Woodeson in an experimental collaboration; neither knowing exactly what would happen and ultimately what or who would survive. 

The H&SV collaboration was an evolving experiment documented by visitors to the exhibition; performance art interacting with fragile and ephemeral sculptures, a world where every action has consequences both known and unknown.

As a starting point a huge pane of glass is precariously balanced on two supports. In the performance one of the supports is removed and Estes, dressed as a Crash Test Dummy used his head as a ballast to keep the whole thing in balance so the glass didn’t fall and smash on the floor.

The opening of Health & Safety Violation featured Tom Estes performing a seemingly inconsequential actions within the deliberately dangerous and fragile environment outlined by Ben Woodeson’s Health & Safety Violation sculptures. 'Every action has an equal an opposite reaction' has never been truer. Tom Estes’ actions contribute to a balanced equilibrium. A symbiotic relationship exists between sculpture and performance; inbuilt entropy where every action or inaction has potentially catastrophic consequences. Documentation of the evenings actions is performed by visitors to the exhibition using a communal camera; selected images will be displayed for the duration of the exhibition.

https://www.facebook.com/events/528292107185710/www.lubomirov-easton.com

www.woodeson.co.uk

www.tomestesartist.com

 video: http://vimeo.com/52504840


Crash Test Dummy by Tom Estes in collaboration with Ben Woodeson at Health & Safety Violation  















 

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