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I Want to Live in a City Where

In I Want to Live in a City Where Martin Firrell projects text describing the city he’d like to live in - a wish list ranging from the practical to the profound to the absurd - onto the façade of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London. Strikingly visual, Firrell’s text works are both highly evocative and directly engaging.


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I Want to Live in a City Where

Martin Firrell
2006

In I Want to Live in a City Where Martin Firrell projects text describing the city he’d like to live in - a wish list ranging from the practical to the profound to the absurd - onto the façade of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London. Strikingly visual, Firrell’s text works are both highly evocative and directly engaging.

  • Premiered

    Trafalgar Square Festival, London, UK

  • Credits

    I Want to Live in a City Where was created by Martin Firrell in 2006. Produced by Forma. Commissioned for the Trafalgar Square Festival 2006. Funded by the Mayor of London.

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Installation view, Martin Firrell, I Want to Live in a City Where, Trafalgar Square Festival, 2006

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Martin Firrell is an artist who places text in public spaces because he believes art’s place is at the centre of everyday life. He has created public realm projects for Tate Britain and central London locations including Donmar Theatre, Soho Hotel and railway stations, using placards, billboards and projection to carry his text interventions.

Background image: Installation view, Martin Firrell, I Want to Live in a City Where, Trafalgar Square Festival, 2006