The New York Times has a piece this morning that details all the various cultural endeavors pegged to the Olympics this summer in London and the most entertaining idea comes from Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed.
The relevant section follows:
One piece, “Work No. 1197: All the Bells in a Country Rung as Loudly as Possible for Three Minutes,” by the Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed, is scheduled to take place from 8 to 8:03 a.m. on July 27, the first day of the Olympics. The idea, according to the festival’s Web site, is to encourage the nation “to ring thousands of bells at the same time, whether school bells, church bells, town hall bells, bicycle bells or doorbells.”
It’s like a national moment of silence, only the exact opposite.
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