78” x 96” x 3”
30 electric clock movements, 36 hour and minute hands, 6 power strips, plexiglas, mounting hardware
Eternity is a wall mounted sculpture made by American artists Alicia Eggert & Mike Fleming consisting of 30 electric clocks rear-mounted to a large sheet of white acrylic. During installation, the black hour and minute hands of the clocks are aligned to spell the word “eternity”, and the clocks are plugged in to a series of power strips on the floor. The hands begin to move as soon as the switch on the last power strip is flipped, and the word almost immediately becomes a jumble of moving black lines. “Eternity” does not reappear until the hour hands return to their original positions twelve hours later. And even then, it lasts a mere split second.