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Alicia Eggert & Mike Fleming - Eternity (2010)

"Consisting of 30 electric clocks rear-mounted to a large sheet of white acrylic.

During the installation, the hour and minute hands of the clocks are aligned to spell the word ‘eternity’, and the clocks are plugged into 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.”