Project Description

Believing is art

Date: 2018
Location: Art + Design Building, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Medium: flagging tape, wood, and hardware
Size: 24.5 x 21.92 x 15 feet / 7.47 x 6.68 x 4.57 meters

Geckler collaborated with Austin-Peay State University foundation students over the Fall and Spring semesters to create “Believing is art”, a site-specific installation inside of the new Art+Design Building on campus.

This installation is comprised of approximately 3200 strands of suspended flagging tape arranged in a series of gradations through hues. “Believing is art” harks back to similar suspended artworks Geckler created in the summer of 2010 starting with ‘Every move you make, every step you take’, then again in 2011 with ‘Lay it down and start up.“

This artwork was co-produced and made possible by Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. CECA provides students, the Clarksville community, and the middle Tennessee region with engaging experiences through the Art + Design, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Creative Writing programs at APSU.

Watch a time-lapse video of the creation of this artwork below:


Megan Geckler “Believing is art”, ©2018 from Megan Geckler on Vimeo.

Photo credit: Karen Lee Orozco