Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
Over the past several centuries, the grid has colonized nearly every aspect of human life. This text traces the development of the grid in technology and art, and links the grid’s proliferation to the rise of modern governance. The grid has become the primary tool by which government exerts social control via the production of spectacle. As such, artists have increasingly recognized the grid as a central problematic to confront rather than reiterate. Within this context, I consider two of my videos: Today’s News (2020) and Tiles (2020).
Sherman, Sam, "The Grid as Organizing Principle of Space, Information, Time, and Display" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.