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Grid and Crosshair

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Grids comprehensively measure spaces of every description while dissolving specific perspectives—they open up the possibility of a realm that is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Crosshairs, on the other hand, focus on distinct subjects and issues—while being part of a grid. Yet they both structure perceptions. Seen this way, grid and crosshair can serve to constitute identification, norms and orientation.
This book shows how the creation of grids can result in creating patterns for “crimes.” Different contributions tackle historical and current aspects of this media technique. Authors include students at the Seminars for Integrated Designs and Liberal Arts at the University of the Arts Bremen, as well as female artists and academics.
Transcript | June 2009 | 184 pages | numerous illustrations | ISBN 978-3-8376-1173-1