TateShots Edinburgh: Martin Creed
The world's largest arts festival kicks off this month in Edinburgh, and to celebrate TateShots is bringing you four new videos about art in and around the city. First off we visit Martin Creed. This former Turner Prize winner is all over Edinburgh this summer, performing in his ballet 'Work No. 1020' at the Traverse Theatre, presenting his new book, 'Works', during the literary festival, and showing a brand new exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery, where TateShots met him."Down Over Up" presents a selection of Creed's works that focus on stacking and progression in size, height and tone. A musical staircase plays a different note for every step you take, a lift sings scales as you move from one floor to the other, and a row of prickly green cacti, lined up small to large, confront you in the gallery.In this film we see Martin installing the exhibition, and he explains why repetitive actions help him to make sense of the world.'Down Over Up' is at the Fruitmarket Gallery until 31 October 2010. 'Works', published by Thames and Hudson, is out now.