Early Sunday morning in the West Village, at the corner of Leroy and Greenwich Streets. The entire outside of the building is a copy/version of a previous work by Martin Creed originally shown at the Tate in London.
I think the idea behind the piece — “the whole world + the work = the whole world” — is the same as the math concept of adding to or subtracting from infinity:
infinity plus 5 = infinity
infinity minus one million = infinity
I’m not sure whether or why he’s trying to make the particular point that work is worthless. Or maybe just his work is. Or not, I’m not actually that hostile to this.*
Many thanks to the man walking through in just the right way at just the right time.
* OTOT, giving a major prize to a light turning on and off was a bit much.