Sunday 25 June 2023
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The award-wining artist makes a bright appeal to this year's festival with his famous anti-war artwork UNDERSTANDING

Roskilde Festival has got a new landmark that greets the festival community and stands as an urgent beacon spinning in all directions, imagining a greater understanding in a world that is so difficult for so many.

The installation was initially supposed to be presented at the 50th edition of Roskilde Festival, which was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. Instead, the installation illuminated the winter darkness in central Copenhagen. It has previously been raised in Brooklyn, New York, with Manhattan's skyline as a background.

Performance: Life Is Soft, Sunday 25 June 13:00-13:30 at UNDERSTANDING
Martin Creed will be performing a solo acoustic performance at his vast spinning neon sculpture in Camping West.

A unique chance to delve into this punk poet's humorous and absurd universe, where he breaks through the constraints of language and takes us through a chaotic yet gentle performance with meandering monologues and upbeat catchy songs about loneliness and status quo of life. 

Martin Creed is a world famous and celebrated artist. In 2001, he was the winner of the Turner Prize.

UNDERSTANDING, Work No. 2630 by Martin Creed has been raised by Roskilde Festival in collaboration with Creator Projects and with additional support from Hauser & Wirth and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise.