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A Million Things That Make Your Head Spin

American artist Megan Geckler lets us feel what it might be like to step inside a dazzling rainbow at Customs House

Produced by the City of Sydney

Feel what it is like to step inside a dazzling rainbow.

American artist Megan Geckler is bringing her detailed, multi-coloured installations to Sydney, and this new work is delivering a ‘wow’ moment inside one of the city’s most historic buildings.

The atrium within Customs House will be home to A Million Things That Make Your Head Spin. The hovering, cloud-like form, which gets its name from a line in Australian band The Jungle Giants’ track Don’t Know What Else to Do, is part of Geckler’s hyper-colourful, mathematically-based practice using thousands of metres of tape, more commonly used on construction sites.

When diffused sunlight is streaming through the multiple stories of Customs House, intersecting the thousands of colourful ribbons in the giant installation, the result will be like stepping inside a rainbow. And while it is visually arresting from the ground floor, every level of the building will provide a unique view.

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About the artist
Los Angeles based Megan Geckler’s work has been exhibited in a wide variety of galleries and high-profile public spaces across the USA., from the Wexner Center for the Arts through to Los Angeles International Airport and even Disney World.

Visit the Megan Geckler Studio website, Facebook and Instagram channels.

Art & About Sydney
This artwork is part of Art & About Sydney, an ongoing year-round program of temporary art projects in unusual spaces produced by City of Sydney. Explore the whole program.



Weekdays, 8am to 12am
Saturdays, 10am to 12am
Sundays, 11am to 5pm

Thursday 17 November 2016 to Sunday 30 April 2017



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