Gwen MacGregor

My Place (also know as Whatever)

photographic installation

photography, video; exhibited at La Centrale, Montreal, 2003, and The Nunnery, London, UK, 2000. Originally shown as part of the Moving and Storage exhibition, Toronto, 1999.

I documented everything I owned by grouping items, numbering them and taking a photo. These were put together into a random grid and accompanied by excerpts from The Prisoner (a British sci-fi TV show). Together the two elements offered are a commentary on the futility of trying to archive one’s own life.

My Place at The Nunnery Gallery, London, UK