NOW & Pulse Machine

The fleeting present and the unavoidable future take physical forms in two kinetic sculptures by artist Alicia Eggert, documented in these two videos commissioned by the artist. In “NOW” (shown above), red acrylic line segments align spin to spell the word “NOW” approximately once every second, illustrating the elusiveness of every moment. “Pulse Machine” (shown below) combines a kick drum heartbeat with a descending mechanical counter, ticking down the seconds of the average lifespan of a Tennessee-born baby. More information on these and other works available on Alicia Eggert’s website.

Shot and edited by David Meiklejohn

2012, 1m & 3m, HD