His concern is tracing the individual and personal history in the seemingly banal, and wrestling anonymous places from their recording and surveillance grids.
What could "wrestling something from their something" mean?
Does it mean that the person is struggling to get the anonymous places out of their surveillance grids? Or does it mean that the person is struggling against the anonymous places in their surveillance grids?
Or does it mean something else entirely?
I'm reading through an artist's introduction and there are so many expressions I understand only partially. I do get the "nuance" of the expression, but if I were to put it in my own words, I could not.
What could that sentence possibly mean?