Martin Creed Will Ring Every Bell in the U.K., for the Olympics

Mr. Creed with his specially commissioned poster during the unveiling of the Official Olympic and Paralympic Posters For London 2012 Olympic Games at Tate Britain on November 4, 2011 in London, England. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

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.