If diagrams are objective, unnuanced representations, is it possible then to represent intangible, subjective relationships in a diagram? Sociograms is an ongoing series of interviews that asks individuals to diagram a relationship of their choice. Providing only a limited toolset of colored string and a pair of scissors, I ask individuals to describe a relationship of their choice while diagramming it with string. Each sociogram—a term first developed by sociologist Jacob Moreno to describe the patterns and structure of group interations—demonstrates the difficulty of capturing human relationships in a linear, straightforward manner.


Appeared in the MFA 2008 collaborative publication, Fourteen Days, 2 Weeks, One Fortnight
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