Where it's @

Hemi Macgregor, Artist

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in 1998. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
"This laminated timber sculpture, 'Where It’s @', by Hemi MacGregor, really appeals to the storyteller in me. Woodcarving is one of the oldest types of art, common to all cultures and has been used to tell stories since the Stone Age. Visual art is (by nature) the universal symbolic language that can be understood by anybody who cares enough to engage with it. I love how Hemi MacGregor has integrated ancient technologies in the form of wood carving with the language of the present and the @ symbol being synonymous with the internet. The medium in which over 4 billion of us are connected to each other. I feel the internet is the global brain, the light at the end of the tunnel and the cutting edge of language."
- Jamie Ross, for 'My Choice' exhibition series, May 2022
1200 x 250 x 320mm
wooden construction
Wooden sculpture resembling a double ended koru shape. Instead of the normal koru spiral, the ends of the sculpture terminate with '@' symbols.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery, Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1999
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
02 Feb 1999



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