FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
You are (on) an island by Alicia Eggert and Mike Fleming
Limited edition publication and exhibition at Neon Workshops
Wakefield, West Yorkshire - March 15, 2013 - In 2012, Neon Workshops invited American artists Alicia Eggert and Mike Fleming to bring their collaborative project, You are (on) an island, to the UK, and present it as a mobile venture to an unsuspecting audience around Yorkshire. In January of this year, the artists arrived in Wakefield, installed the neon sign on the back of a hire van, sparked up the delicate gas-filled glass with a small generator, and took to the road.
The sign, along with photo and video documentation of their guerrilla sculpture tour, will be featured in an exhibition at Neon Workshops March 15 - May 11, 2013. The opening reception on March 15 from 5-9 PM will also include the launch of a limited-edition publication.
A digital version of the book can be viewed here:
The artists will be giving two lectures about the project:
- Queen Mary, University of London on Thursday, March 14 at 2:00pm
- The Hepworth Wakefield on Friday, March 15 at 3:30pm
Alicia Eggert and Mike Fleming are American interdisciplinary artists working primarily in sculpture, installation and time-based media. They have been working collaboratively since 2009, and have shown their work at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan; CAFA Art Museum in Beijing; ISEA2012 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History in New Mexico; Cyberfest in St. Petersburg, Russia; the Art Moves Festival in Torun, Poland; the Artefact Festival in Leuven, Belgium; the Vimeo Festival + Awards in New York; and at institutions in Philadelphia, Maine, and Ontario, Canada. Alicia currently lives in Portland, Maine, and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Bowdoin College. Mike is currently pursuing his MFA in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies at Alfred University in New York.