Martin Creed Plays Chicago
Jan – Dec 2012
Martin Creed is as interested in sound and music as he is in visual art. Both a sculptural installation and a source of sound, Work No. 189 consists of thirty-nine metronomes set to a different tempo or speed, one for every setting the device offers. Assembled like a chorus, the metronomes produces a percussive piece of music while also marking out time. As the final work in the artist’s residency project, this group of objects counts down the remaining moments of Creed’s presence in the museum.