Face to face: An interview with British artist William Hunt

Picture this: You’re watching a video of a man who is knowingly and intentionally driving a car into a concrete barrier at high speed. Imagine that the crash is captured from several camera angles simultaneously and played back in minute detail. At the moment of impact, a reservoir of white paint explodes from the backseat of the vehicle, covering the driver with a layer of muted color in slow motion. A few nerve-wracking moments later, he emerges from the wreckage shaken, but unharmed, before breaking out of silence and into a song that’s as tragic as it’s absurd.

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