The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will be transformed into majestic cliffs of colour that will shift and morph into new combinations. This installation...

New York Sunday

Location:

Circular Quay
2000 NSW
Australia

Price:
Free
New York Sunday (MCA)
New York Sunday (MCA)

Event Details

Artist:
Helen Eager

Collaborators:
Rico Reinhold (Australia) / Julian Reinhold (Australia) / Paul Mac

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will be transformed into majestic cliffs of colour that will shift and morph into new combinations. This installation captures the work of acclaimed artist, Helen Eager, and converts it into a visual journey to be told on the facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia building.

This unique kinetic retrospective of Eager’s work over the past three decades began in 1988, with a residency in the Greene St Studio in New York. It was there that Eager’s paintings and drawings shifted from recognisable interiors to pure abstract forms.

The brilliant installation follows the path of her paintings as slow and subtle changes take a rectangular form inevitably to the triangular motif that became renowned when Tango – the expansive wall painting commissioned for the entry wall of the new Museum of Contemporary Art Australia building – was unveiled in 2012.

Eager’s drawings and watercolours add to the visual dynamics with linear neon like motifs and a multitude of colour combinations in animated action that lead to a grand finale culminating with her latest work, showcased for the first time. In collaboration with artists, Rico and Julian Reinhold at H0RSE, this installation works with colour in a new way, using pure light, expanding the visual possibilities.

Eager has always worked with music and for this piece there is an ambitious and exciting collaboration with Paul Mac, well known electropop musician, songwriter, producer, and re-mixer who is creating an original soundtrack for the production.

Country represented by installation: Australia

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Access and Inclusion

  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.