A show that will run and run, by Martin Creed



An old friend of TateShots, we caught up with Martin Creed once again – this time to talk about his new project at Tate Britain. Work No. 850 consists of runners dodging visitors as they sprint through the gallery as fast as they can. It happens every thirty seconds, jolting this normally serene space for an instant. In this interview, Martin tells us about some of the ideas behind the piece, how it makes him laugh, and why art is ‘just a word’.