In many ways a portrait of the Silicon Valley, The Grid approaches existential questions about spiritual progress and reality/virtuality through topics including cloud computing, corporate advertising, magic tricks and jazz standards. The protagonist is a headless man in a black suit confined to a penthouse office made of a 2D grid. A stand-in for the CEO tech-billionaire everyman, the circuitous narrative follows his interactions with a giant hand as he struggles to find meaning. Mirroring this narrative is a series of video still lifes and computerized interventions that move from chaotic states to unified ones through animated processes, drawing attention to the fabrication of digital experience. At times the work interrupts itself as glitches or fast-forwards, exposing the possibility for a variety of narrators while commenting on the creative process. Oscillating between humor and melancholy, sincerity and irony, The Grid is a contemporary parable exploring the effects of digital culture and the state of the sublime.