Simon Faithfull's ideas can be described as an ongoing investigation into the incomprehensible scale of the earth as an object. Faithfull uses the video camera as a measuring tool to define scale, time, and distance. His performative explorations, which nearly always involve travel and leaving the camera running without him are an attempt to expand our imagination by reinforcing the infinite nature of the sparse subject matter he chooses.

In 2009 Simon Faithfull presented his solo show 'Gravity Sucks' at 'The British Film Institute' Gallery, London and his first major public commission for Liverpool's Lime Street station was also unveiled. His work has appeared extensively in international group exhibitions including 'The New Forest Pavilion' at 52nd Venice Biennale 'It Starts From Here' De la Warr Pavilion, 2007 and 'Horror Vacui', Galerie Layrwuestenhagen, Vienna in 2008. He has had solo exhibitions at The Chisenhale, London, and the CCA, Glasgow. In 2006 Faithfull undertook his largest body of work to date 'Ice Blink' following his residency with British Antarctic Survey. This culminated in a publication commissioned by 'BookWorks' together with three solo exhibitions organised by 'Arts Catalyst' held at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Parkers Box, New York and Cell Project Space, London.