TIM FOLLAND 
Tools for Destroying Paintings II 2006
King of the Crash Boom Bam
Running Time: 5:08 min


The art-destroying stuntman hijinks of Tim Folland spring from the cartoon antics of Wile E. Coyote. At the center of his video installation, "Death-defying Dervish Gangbuster Rebel" is the stupendously resourceful, maniacal idiot Goldhead, who, in his oversized helmet mask with hooked little nose, bears a striking resemblance to Richard Nixon. In successive attacks on the paintings lining the gallery walls, he wields such tools as The Asskicker, a gargantuan swinging foot, and the grossly industrial, Dr. Seussian Stuntman Sling, which throws his little Understudy headlong across the room. The results are perversely inefficient. But Goldhead nonetheless plays the crowd with bravado. And they cheer. They roar. They laugh. This video is a tightly edited well-paced and highly entertaining spectacle, a cross between a standup routine and a sports highlights video. Buster Keaton meets Evel Knievel. The video was shot on site at the gallery. The aftermath of Goldhead's jubilation remains, but the bangs, tears and bruises the artworks sustained appear to have spilled over from the cartoon world. In one, the contour of Understudy's body rips cleanly through the wall. These together with the tools of destruction, also on display, are a boisterous assembly. Goldhead's theme song, "The King of the Crash Boom Bam" echoes his triumph.

Play Video
http://youtube.com/watch?v=A0TdtPBaySg

Video Credits
Artist and Director : Tim Folland
Camera and Sound: Scott Sutherland
Music:
Tarpigh 
Filmed: Jack the Pelican Presents Brooklyn, NY

Tools for Destroying Paintings I 2004
A Monumet to Destruction
Running Time: 3:20 min


Tools for Destroying Paintings is a lightening fast video piece about the artist's relationship to creativity and destruction. In this work Tim Folland is both the creator of a pristine installation of paintings as well as the performer who reduces them to rubble. During the short cathartic episode, the character created by Folland uses everything from a hopped up mini bike and trick ramps, to medieval lever and plumber's hammer to transform the once structured installation into an orgy of demolition and chaos. The quick cuts of this fast paced vignette are reminiscent of action movie trailers, Sunday night football highlights, and Evel Knievel style outtakes and superimposed sports crowd samples, the ruthless actions of the main character retain the playfulness, humor and innocence of his destruction.

Play Video
http://youtube.com/watch?v=i5yi0Y3qw_Y

Video Credits
Artist and Director : Tim Folland
Camera: Scott Sutherland
Sound: Steve Cumberbatch
Music:
Tarpigh 
Filmed: Hampshire College Art Gallery  

Tools for Destroying Painting Video Links:
http://www.myspace.com/goldhead
http://www.jackthepelicanpresents.com

The Death Defying Dare Devil Tour 2008

Copyrite: 2008