Tom Sherman

1980, 28:00 minutes, colour, English


Shot in Syracuse, New York, produced in Toronto, and set in Montreal, Sherman discusses the fictional end of his own life and career in this video performance. Humor continuously interrupts depression, allowing theory to be laid out with bare-bones clarity. 21 inches of video becomes 21 inches of television by virtue of circumstance.

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Critical Writing

Lisa Steele: On Trinity's Beginings
by Lisa Steele. Video Vogue, Spring 2001.
Video Refractions: There's something perverse about this...
by Goldie Rans. C Magazine, 1984, no. 3.
Tom Sherman
by Trevor Gould. Parachute, Fall 1983, no. 32.
Television By Artists
by Martha Fleming. Video Guide, Mar. 1981, v. 3, no. 4.
Tom Sherman
by Barbara Daniel. Vanguard, Oct. 1981, v. 10, no. 8.
Discontinuous Notes on and After a Meeting of Critics, By One of...
by Vera Frenkel. artscanada, Mar. 1981, no. 240.
222 Warehouse
by Judith Doyle. Parachute, Fall 1980, no. 20.