Seamus and me (and two GPSs) – Gwen MacGregor


Posted September 30th, 2013

This month Ikono is proud to present Gwen MacGregor as artist of the month. Her visual inquiry of time and the ambivalent relationship between nature and technology are translated into video works that are haunting, mesmerizing and with a hint of irony, creating unexpected visual surprises.

For our Artist of the Month series we have chosen four works that we feel perfectly fit Ikono’s format and also showcase the formal and visual language of the artist.

Seamus and me (and two GPSs) - During a backwoods hike outside of Fernie BC, MacGregor carried one GPS and Seamus carried another. As the animated lines draw across the page it becomes evident by the difference in the paths that Seamus is a dog. About the gps SERIES: Since 2004 MacGregor has been carrying a GPS everywhere she goes to record her movements. This raw data is used to create animated drawings for an ongoing series.


Gwen MacGregor Seamus and me (and two GPSs) 2006 Video 00:06:00 Gwen MacGregor/MKG127 Gwen MacGregor Location : Fernie, BC, Canada