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Caroline Langill, Shifting Polarities

Interview with Tom Sherman

Interview with Tom Sherman
Tom Sherman, Faraday Cage, 1973
Born in Michigan, United States, Tom Sherman immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1972 where he was instrumental in establishing a video production studio at A Space Gallery. Interdisciplinary in his approach Sherman produces video, performance, and concept-based sculptural installations. In 1983, as video officer within the Visual Arts section at the Canada Council for the Arts he founded the Media Arts Section where he launched Canada’s first funding program for computer-integrated media. In 2003 Sherman received the Bell Canada Award in Video Art. Sherman’s artworks have been exhibited internationally, including shows at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, Ontario), the Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, Quebec), the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY, U.S.), Festival International des Film sur l’Art (Montreal, Quebec), Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna, Austria) and Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria). Sherman is a professor in the Department of Transmedia at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY, U.S.), but considers the South Shore of Nova Scotia his home.

Caroline Langill © 2009 FDL