Margaret Seymour is interested in the social and cultural characteristics of networked media, however her artworks aren't always 'screen-based'. Instead she creates objects and installations that echo the temporal and spatial displacements we experience living in an electronically connected world.
Walking in the Colour Field (2018) and Remote Sensing (2014) for example, highlight the experience of being in two different modes or places at the same time: electronic and physical space. Writers like Paul Virilio argued that electronic space is replacing or annihilating 'real' space, but Margaret focuses on creating instances where the electronic and the 'real' overlap.
Transdisciplinary in nature, Margaret's works appear in group shows with a variety of themes: Footsteps in the Corridor (Articulate Project Space, 2018), The Sceptical Image (SCA Galleries, University of Sydney, 2014), La Lune: Energy Producing Art (Long Reef Headland, Sydney, 2014) and Electroscape: The Here and Now of Digital Art (107 Projects, Redfern, 2014). She also presented solo exhibitions Tracker at Articulate Project Space in 2013 and Shiver and Disappear at Artereal Gallery Project Space in 2012.
SELECTED GRANTS, PRIZES, RESIDENCIES:
2015 - BAiR residency at The Banff Centre, Canada
2012 - Australia Council New Work grant
2011 - Winner of the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
2005 - Australia Council New Media Arts Board International Residency: Banff, Canada