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A Million Things That Make Your Head Spin


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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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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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.