Inversion
The Viaduct Project, Leichhardt Municipal Council, 1995.

An air force high-altitude flying suit was cut open and Velcro-ed to the vaulted arch of a railway viaduct. Flapping and ballooning in the wind, it was both a denial of gravity and a tenacious avowal of our physical attachment to the earth.

This installation used the arch of a disused railway viaduct in central Sydney. As a counterpoint to existing graffiti on adjoining arches, Sims transcribed chalk drawings of constellations taken from astronomical charts of the northern hemisphere onto the brick surfaces. The work made reference to the symbology of the heavens from Greek myth to space exploration.

9 artists contributed work to this exhibition, each occupying consecutive arches of the viaduct.
martin sims inversion