Alicia Eggert: This Present Moment, 2019–2022
November 22, 2023 - June 1, 2024Free
Sculpting words the way other artists sculpt clay, wood or stone, Alicia Eggert considers language and time to be her mediums. For this work, Eggert plays with our experience of time, using the effects of neon signage to turn writer Stewart Brand’s phrase “This present moment used to be the unimaginable future” into the simpler phrase “This moment used to be the future.” Originally installed in partnership with the Long Now Foundation on a mountaintop in Nevada among bristlecone pines, the sculpture takes on new meaning on the UC Davis campus. What kind of futures might we imagine here on campus and for whom?
Curated by Susie Kantor
On view through June 2024