Alicia Eggert is an artist working primarily in interactive sculpture, installation, and time-based media. Due to her bachelor's degree in interior design, her graduate degree in sculpture, and a sincere interest in dance and relational aesthetics, her art practice is extremely interdisciplinary in nature. Ultimately, she strives to make work that instigates a conversation, either through a collaborative production process, or with an interactive object or installation. She often challenges traditional artist/viewer roles by encouraging a viewer’s active participation in the art experience.
Her recent work investigates the materiality of text and the relationship between language, image, time, and most recently, the landscape. Words such as ‘eternity’ and ‘wonder’ are fabricated from dots and lines that mechanically form and fragment the text, either over time or as a result of viewer interaction. A single neon word blinks on and off, and by doing so transforms a sign‘s statement from “you are on and island” to “you are an island.” Etymology is embodied in the work’s movement, illustrating how a word’s form and meaning have the ability to change, and ultimately affect our perception of the world.