Alicia Eggert | The Sun Doesn’t Go Down
January 14 – March 14, 2016
Harvard Medical School
Alicia Eggert is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on the relationship between language, image and time. Her artwork often moves, changes, deteriorates, and in some cases, even dies. Alicia’s work has been exhibited at notable institutions nationally and internationally, including the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing; the Triennale Design Museum in Milan; SIGGRAPHAsia in Hong Kong; the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2012) at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History; Sculpture By the Sea in Sydney, Australia; and throughout the US, UK, Europe and Canada. It has been featured in The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, and in publications such as Typoholic: Material Types in Design, Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe Creative Cloud, and Elements and Principles of 4D Art & Design. The awards and accolades Alicia has received include a Direct Artist Grant from the Harpo Foundation, an Artist Grant from the Theo Westengerber Estate, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission, the Grand Prize in the Dave Bown Projects Competition, and a TED2013 Fellowship. She has given talks at TED2013 in Long Beach and TEDxDirigo in Maine, and spoken at numerous other conferences and universities around the world. She is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of North Texas in Denton.
The Sun Doesn’t Go Down, 2015-2016. Neon, motor, mixed media, 42 x 42 x 12 inches.
This kinetic neon sculpture was inspired by lyrics from a song titled “Do You Realize??” by The Flaming Lips: “The sun doesn’t go down, it’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round.” Fabricated by George Vidas of Signifier Signs in Detroit. Made possible by a Direct Artist Grant from the Harpo Foundation.