“Creed’s thoughts and murmurings veer from the inconsequential to the profound as he attempts to find the perfect alignment of words and music to express how he feels. It’s endearing, exposing, ticklish and so totally unassuming that it’s hard to resist. Creed makes us feel like welcome guests.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.
Artist, musician and Turner Prize winner Martin Creed invites you to an iconoclastic evening of art and silliness, containing a delightfully nonconformist mix of words, music and more from his Edinburgh International Festival residency.
Expect an extraordinary encounter between artist and audience, a bit contemporary music hall, a bit art lecture, shot through with Creed’s renowned wit and absurdity, and delivered in his own highly original style. Expect to be surprised, and you won’t be disappointed.
Watch below an interview with Martin Creed about his Edinburgh International Festival show:
Please be aware this performance contains explicit language.
Part court jester, part subversive philosopher, Creed famously won the Turner Prize in 2001 with his controversial Work No. 227: The lights going on and off. His works have been shown in major exhibitions across the world, including What’s the point of it?, Hayward Gallery, London and last year’s infamous The Back Door at New York’s Park Avenue Armory.
Creed has always produced musical compositions. He has composed for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta; launched his own label – Telephone Records – in 2011 to release his albums of ramshackle, catchy folk-pop; and performed at music festivals throughout the UK and Europe.