MSHR is the art collective of Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy. Their work meshes digital sculpture, analog circuitry and ceremonial performance. The duo constructs and performs cybernetic compositions using analog synthesizers of their own design. For exhibitions, they install macro-arrangements of these sculptural instruments to create immersive light-sound-scapes. In their performances, they engage the systems through a series of unique interfaces. They also work with 3d modeling programs to design psychedelic virtual forms that are output as images and sculptures with the use of digital fabrication and as physically navigable virtual reality environments. MSHR’s sculptural, musical and electronic work inform each other deeply, creating the meta-form that is their collaborative practice. MSHR emerged from the art collective Oregon Painting Society in 2011 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Mind Synthesis Hallway Reflector is a composition of computer generated sculpture and sound. The content was synthesized collaboratively over the past year by MSHR using open source programs. It was sequenced during their February residency at MoHA.