Martin Creed Plays Chicago

MCA Visitors on Work No. 405

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Posted June 20, 2012

Martin Creed: Work No. 405 Ships coming in, 2005

Martin Creed, Work No. 405 Ships coming in, 2005; Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

“It raises questions about time. I wonder what the time frame is, you know? Were these shot the same day? Or did these take place years apart? I think it also speaks to the banality of the everyday. It seems to be the same motions day to day, there’s very little variance. I think something like this makes you reflect on how depressingly repetitive and boring our lives really are.”

“It’s interesting because the videos are exactly the same but completely different. No matter how similar things are, there’s always something that makes each thing unique. There are small differences between the videos, but when you watch the videos together those things stand out because they’re not exactly the same.”