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The Devices Project Exhibition

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The Gadget Task
Featuring Artists Hillerbrand+Magsamen

The Gadget Project explores our relationship to everyday objects and how we use them to playfully make it through and cope in a world of personal and political chaos. From phone apps that let you speak with a million individuals, to robots in your home responding to your ever word, we still require to feel linked and enthusiastic. After experiencing the destruction of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX and the strong community assistance that occurred, we began to think more about methods to prepare in cases of emergency situation and how this relates to our family and neighborhood.

Pulling from the literary idea of Homo Faber that people have the ability to control their fate and their environment through tools, this work analyzes how a household of four tinkers with and animates banal items such as plastic bags, tape, yarn, aluminum foil, and other family materials in an attempt to connect to each other and the larger world while changing area, place, person and residence.

About Hillerbrand+Magsamen

The artistic team of Hillerbrand+Magsamen is the cooperation of Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen. Together they create sculpture, installation, efficiency, video and photographic works they call “Rural Fluxus”. Typically including their two children, Madeleine and Emmett in their work, the family critiques and playfully scrutinizes contemporary rural life.

Hillerbrand+Magsamen have actually presented their videos in worldwide film and media celebrations consisting of Houston Cinema Arts Festival, London SciFi Film Celebration, WAND V Stuttgarter Filmwinter, New York Underground Film Celebration, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Boston Underground Movie Festival and MonkeyTown. Their cinematic based setups have actually been shown at the Everson Museum (Syracuse, NY), Center for Photography Woodstock (Woodstock, NY), Diffusion Photography Celebration (Wales, UK) and Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX).

They have received grants from Sustainable Arts Foundation, Austin Movie Society, Experimental Television Center, Ohio Arts Council, Houston Arts Alliance and Houston Center for Photography. Their job HIGHER GROUND was a commission from the Houston Airport System and received 1st prize from juror Richard Linklater in the CineSpace program at the Houston Movie Theater Arts Celebration.

Hillerbrand+Magsamen have actually participated in residency programs consisting of: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York City, NY), Speculative Television Center (Owego, NY), Somewhere Else (Greensboro, NC), Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM). Stephan Hillerbrand is a recipient of 2 Fulbright Fellowships (Germany) and MacDowell Nest (Peterborough, NH) residency.



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