London Wall Place  |  Citypoint  |  Principal Place
Alicia Eggert
Light always takes a moment to travel from one point to another –one second to cover 300,000 kilometers to be precise – and to reach our eyes.

This means that the information that light brings us, like how long ago that distant star was born, is always dated.

As in many of her works, Eggert uses a poetic statement written in light that changes meaning with a small intervention. Part of the text in ‘All the Light You See is From the Past’ occasionally switches off, making her message even simpler, ‘All You See is Past’. All the Light You See is therefore a memento mori (Latin for ‘reflection on mortality’), an artwork that reminds us that in a short while, we too will belong to the past.

About the artist

American interdisciplinary artist Alicia Eggert (1981) lives and works in Texas. She graduated as a sculptor from Alfred University in New York and explores the relationship between language, image and time.
London Wall Place, Barbican