Simon Linington
BANG – 2010


For BANG Simon Linington attempted to perform physical activities that can be measured; by such things as the number of clothes he can wear at one time, the volume of sound made by shutting all the windows and doors in his house at once, the length of time he can hold a smile, or how closely he can walk the course of each letter of his name as it has been written across a map.
What is at first simply an attempt soon becomes a measure of endurance or a realisation of not being able. Linington eventually has to make the decision to stop, and therefore fail to realise his intention. It is the moment of failure that marks the point where the activity becomes the work.