marika wolff poetically captures martin creed's understanding installation

marika wolff poetically captures martin creed's understanding installation



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. 

marika wolff martin creed understanding installation
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. 

marika wolff martin creed understanding installation
the installation rotates 360 degrees at varying speeds

marika wolff martin creed understanding installation
the neon sign spins and increases in vibrancy as the day turns to night



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edited by: hollie smith | designboom

  • A fascinating inspiring piece of art, the Essence and depth of which Marika Wolff beautifully captures in her short film. It would be so exciting to see future media collaboration of leading artists with Ms Wolff who is a evidently a truly exceptional film maker.

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