Previous Art Exhibitions (05:53)
Martin Creed wants to make things and feels unsure; he sings a song. Pieces include "Work No. 200 half the air in a given space," "Work No. 54," and "Work No. 102 a protrusion from a wall."
Creed's Inspirations (02:55)
Pieces highlighted include "Work No. 158," "Work No. 143," "Work No. 88 a sheet of A4 paper crumpled into a ball," and "Work No. 79 some Blu-Tack kneaded, rolled into a ball, and depressed against a wall." Creed feels anxious about adding things to the world.
Art Starts from Nothing (03:33)
Creed compares creating a work of art to a mathematic equation. "Work No. 232 THE WHOLE WORLD + THE WORK= THE WHOLE WORLD" was installed on the frieze at the Tate Gallery. The inspiration for "Work No. 203 EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT" is derived from the building's history.
Art After Failure (03:30)
Limitations make things possible. Works highlighted include "Work No. 289 39 metronomes beating time, one at each speed," "Work No. 200 half the air in a given space," and "Work No. 128." Balloons are a method to make air visible.
Intelligence Exhibition (05:08)
Creed meets with curators at the Tate Gallery to discuss where his "Work No. 79 some Blu-Tack kneaded, rolled into a ball, and depressed against a wall" should be installed. Creed and his band perform "I Can't Move."
"Work No. 138" (04:03)
Creed discusses why he numbers his work. Titles pin down a work; words are a different medium. He has no "Work No 1"; he compares his art to a musical composition.
Credits: Martin Creed (00:33)
Credits: Martin Creed
For additional digital leasing and purchase options contact a media consultant at 800-257-5126
(press option 3) or firstname.lastname@example.org.