earlier in 2016, 2001 turner prize winner martin creed, constructed a large rotating installation in brooklyn park, with the word ‘understanding’ highlighted in neon lights. the public art piece has been interpreted as a call for awareness and consideration in our communication with others, as well as an ironic reference to the current political landscape.
martin creed won the turner prize in 2001 for ‘work no. 227: the lights going on and off’
‘understanding’ is controlled by a computerised program designed by the british artist, which rotates 360 degrees at varying speeds. a short film created by marika wolff, documents the presence of the installation within the park, by turning the city and all of its surroundings into a symphony. like a wind up music box slowly turning, the neon sign spins and increases in vibrancy as the day turns to night, allowing visitors to take a moment of reflection within their day.
the installation rotates 360 degrees at varying speeds
the neon sign spins and increases in vibrancy as the day turns to night
edited by: hollie smith | designboom