David Sherman


David Sherman currently teaches courses in video, sound and computational arts. He is a filmmaker, media artist, curator and educator whose work addresses the psychogeography of hidden “landscapes”; his work looks at how cultural histories are stored and evidenced in media materiality. Sherman’s art practice encompasses an expanded cinema of essayistic forms, chance operation, media archives, collaged sound and electronic image manipulation. Equally central to Sherman’s practice is 20+ years of creating public experimental media spaces: DIY microcinemas and public media interventions that materialize as community collaborations.

Sherman’s media works have been exhibited extensively at film festivals, museums and alternative venues throughout the world including: The Whitney Biennial, The New York Film Festival, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Musée National d’Art Modern, Paris.

Sherman co-founded Total Mobile Home Microcinema in San Francisco in 1992 and Exploded View Microcinema in Tucson in 2014. For 12 years Sherman was the Administrative Director of Canyon Cinema Filmmakers Cooperative in San Francisco. Sherman was formally on the teaching faculty at the California College of the Arts.