In 1979, Rosalind Krauss described the grid as antinatural and antireal. Although it was in reference to modernism, these sentiments now seem ever more relevant in a world saturated by screens. Pixels – millions of tiny, tessellated squares – now form the basis for many of our interactions. What if the screens, while we were watching them, watched back at us? 'Tessellate' reflects the world before it, like a digital mirror. Unlike the real thing however, what this machine regurgitates is far from perfect. Disjointed and disfigured, the image staring back is recognisable but not representational. Instead, it only offers a severed version of reality, a simulation reconstructed through cables and code.