In our second Wide Open School Competition we have 2 tickets for Martin Creed: Words and Music talk happening on Thurs 21st June at 7pm (follow the link for more details)
For a chance of winning just email email@example.com with your name and address putting MARTIN in the subject line.
About Wide Open School
The Hayward Gallery’s Wide Open School is an unusual experiment in learning. Its programme of classes is devised and delivered by over 100 artists from approximately 40 different countries. It is not an art school however. Instead it is a wide-ranging forum where artists lead and facilitate workshops, collaborative projects, collective discussions, lectures and performances about any and all subjects in which they are passionately interested.
That is a territory as expansive as the imaginations of artists, who this summer help to transform Southbank Centre into an international learning site for Festival of the World, showing how art changes lives.
Martin Creed (b.1968, Wakefield, UK)?
Martin Creed says that his art is concerned with ‘nothing in particular’. Using real objects – doorbells, metronomes, ceramic tiles and items of furniture – and materials such as masking tape, elastoplast, Blu-tack and balloons, he transforms apparently meaningless details into significant matter. By focusing on the insignificant, his interventions seem to shift our attention to the invisible structures which shape our experiences. Everything he makes, from interventional objects to writing, songs and interviews, is assigned a work number – for example, his 2001 Turner Prize-winning intervention is Work # 227: The lights going on and off.
Music plays an important part in Creed’s life and art. He formed his own band in 1994, and in 2009, he wrote and choreographed Work # 1020, a live performance of his own music, with ballet, words and film. He has recently created an orchestral piece for the London Sinfonietta, and has devised Work # 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes for the launch of the 2012 Olympic Games.