Alicia Eggert

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Eternity 2010 78 x 96 x 3 30 electric Quartz clock movements, 36 minute and hour clock hands, 6 power strips, plexilgas, mounting hardware All 36 clock hands align to spell the word “ETERNITY” once every 12 hours. Made in collaboration with Mike Fleming.

Eternity 2010 78 x 96 x 3 30 electric Quartz clock movements, 36 minute and hour clock hands, 6 power strips, plexilgas, mounting hardware All 36 clock hands align to spell the word “ETERNITY” once every 12 hours. Made in collaboration with Mike Fleming. Eternity 2010 78 x 96 x 3 30 electric Quartz clock movements, 36 minute and hour clock hands, 6 power strips, plexilgas, mounting hardware All 36 clock hands align to spell the word “ETERNITY” once every 12 hours. Made in collaboration with Mike Fleming.

Equation, 2011 12 x 60 x 3 neon, wood   YAY, 2011 96 x 192 x 12 32 wall-mounted box fans, fringe streamers, wood This work was commissioned for a New Year's Eve party at SPACE Gallery in Portland, ME. Thirty two wall-mounted box fans were hidden behind rows of red and silver metallic fringe streamers, and the large red letters dances erratically when the fans turned on at midnight. Made in collaboration with Mike Fleming, with help from Ryan Hinkel, Jacob Raeder, and Layla Mrozowski.

Promise Land, 2012 88 x 128 x 84 laser cut plywood letters, 2x4s, milk paint   Wonder, 2011 80 x 48 x 4 proximity sensor, servo motors, Arduino microprocessor, MDF panel, acrylic, house paint, spray paint, ink and graphite Wonder is an interactive, kinetic sculpture that is brought to life by the movement of others. When viewed from a distance, the work remains static, and appears to be a painting of a constellation in the night sky. As a viewer approaches, the motorized white dots begin to move, and slowly coalesce to spell the word wonder.

Wonder, 2011 Wonder, 2011

You are (on) an island, 2011-2012 120 x 120 x 96 neon, wood, latex paint This sign's neon statement transforms as the word on blinks rhythmically on and off. For the moment that single word remains unilluminated, a new phrase with a different meaning emerges. Made in collaboration with Mike Fleming, with help from Patrick Bolduc of Beacon Neon.   You are (on) an island, 2011-2012 120

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.

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