THE FUTURE IS NOW
ArtistNam June Paik
Eight video monitors, video camera and egg
91.44 x 274.32 x 548.64 cm
Gift of Elaine McKeon, Byron R. Meyer, Madeleine Haas Russell, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Swanson
Collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Image © Estate of Nam June Paik; photo: Katherine Du Tiel
Egg Grows studies the concept of the real and the represented as expressed through the live feed created in this video work. A surveillance camera videos the real egg before it and transmits the image to a succession of eight monitors increasing in size. The resulting playful illusion of an egg enlarging and expanding demonstrates the video’s ability to amplify its subject and invites viewers to reflect on technology’s influence on human experience.