Gwen MacGregor

Excerpt from The long and the short

The long and the short

collaboration with Lewis Nicholson

split screen video, duration 48 minutes; exhibited at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, 2009 and Dawson Film Festival, 2010

This video was shot in Dawson City, Yukon, on the longest day and the longest night. July 21st is on the left screen, December 21st is on the right. Both show exactly the same shot of 2nd Avenue and are synced so that the same moment of the day appears simultaneously in both halves. This video offers a portrait of a town that experiences extremes of light and darkness across the seasons.