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Work No. 202: Half the air in a given space

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Work No. 202, Half the air in a given space, 1998 Black Balloons Multiple Parts Each Balloon 12 in / 30.5 Diameter; Overall Dimensions Variable © Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Work No. 202: Half the air in a given space

380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4
Canada
February 1st, 2013 - April 1st, 2013

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1 Oct – 30 Apr: Tue-Sun 10-5; Thu 10-8 / 1 May – 30 Sept: Sun-Wed,Fri-Sat 10-5; Thu 10-8
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Work No. 202: Half the Air in a Given Space exemplifies Turner-prize winning artist Martin Creed’s career-long investigation into how we physically experience everyday life. Creed produces his works, which now number over 1000 projects, by himself, with performers, or, in this case, through the active participation of visitors. In this installation the artist gives form to the air that surrounds us by precisely measuring and capturing half of it inside nearly twenty thousand black balloons. Creating an environment that is both playful and claustrophobic, he drastically alters our perception of space. Here, as in the majority of his production, Creed uses the art museum, a site of meaningful contemplation, to turn our experience of the ordinary into a work of art.