Martin Creed Work No. 850: Art on the run

I was going through my tag surfer when I saw a blog entry about this exhibit.

Here is an excerpt from the press release that describes Martin Creed Work No. 850.

Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2008: Martin Creed Work No. 850.

” … A runner will speed through Tate Britain’s dramatic neo-classical sculpture galleries, again and again, running as if their life depended on it, every day for the next four months. The tightly choreographed live performance Work No. 850 has been specially devised by Martin Creed for the Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2008 sponsored by Sotheby’s.

Work No. 850 centres on a simple idea: that a person will sprint as fast as they can every 30 seconds through the 86 metre gallery at the heart of Tate Britain. Each run is followed by an equivalent pause, like a musical rest, during which the gallery is empty.

Work No. 850 is about the purest expression of human vitality. This investigation into the body celebrates physicality and the human spirit, the constant ebb and flow of nature. Work No. 850presents the beauty of human movement in its purest form, a recurring yet infinitely variable line drawn between two points. … “

Click here to see one of the runners and to read the interview with Martin Creed.

Very interesting. Wish I could see this one. The runner is not in a cordoned off area and will weave through museum visitors. However, visitors who will try to join the runner in Work No. 850 will be stopped by security. Kasi, running is not allowed in the galleries. 😛

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8 thoughts on “Martin Creed Work No. 850: Art on the run

  1. haha! I can just see my titas trying stop the runners and shush them as they weave through the museum… that should be really amusing to watch! 😉

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