✰ MSHR is the art collective of Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy. Their work meshes digital sculpture, analog circuitry and ceremonial performance. They construct and perform cybernetic compositions using synthesizers of our own design. For exhibitions, they install macro-arrangements of these sculptural instruments to create immersive light-sound-scapes. In our performances, we engage the systems through a series of unique interfaces. We also work with 3d modeling programs to design virtual reality spaces, embedded with generative computer music systems. MSHR's sculptural, musical and electronic work inform each other deeply, creating the meta-form that is our collaborative practice. MSHR emerged from the art collective Oregon Painting Society in 2011. We were artists in residence at Sonoscopia, 2014; Eyebeam, 2014; Pioneer Works, 2016; Signal Culture, 2016. We are represented by Upfor.
✰ Oracle Plus Psychic sisters Miel and Steph Lister experiment with moving and touchable images. Drawing dreams behind your eyelids, Oracle Plus penetrates the psyche with synchronized psychedelic pseudo-science performance. From Oakland, CA via Florida.
✰ Ben Mendelewciz is half of Macula Dog.
✰ Keith Rankin of Orange Milk Records.
✰ Nick Montfort
Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively, and studies creative computing of all sorts. He is professor of digital media at MIT. He lives in New York and Boston.
Piece in the show: re-Upstart (2017)
This is a slightly updated version of Upstart (2013) that follows the same principle for generating new, yet familiar, company names. In addition to engaging with naming in his artistic and poetic practice, Nick Montfort is the principal of Nomnym.com, a naming company.
✰ Tristan Whitehill (of Euglossine).
✰ Shawn E. Lewis (Lesionread).
✰ Christopher Konopka A graduate of Berklee College of Music and NASA contractor, Christopher Konopka develops and researches bleeding edge paradigms as a way to bridge the gap between humans and the constantly evolving technological environment. His creative work has been shown internationally at venues such as The Sydney Museum (Sydney, Australia), The White Wall Studio (Montreal, QC), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, MA), Trumbullplex (Detroit, MI), LongHouse Reserve (East Hampton, NY), National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY), Harlem Stage (NYC), DeRose Gallery Tribeca (NYC).
✰ Kara Stokowski cyborg feminist // dj dayglow xoxo // boston ma
✰ Deb Step and J Bagist are founders of Property Materials in Boston, MA
✰ Simon Remiszewski is some sort of artist, designer, and researcher currently residing in Boston, MA. In 2015 Simon took out a bunch of loans to receive a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. His artistic practice primarily utilizes emerging technologies as a conceptual catalyst to discuss issues regarding resource allocation, states of privilege, ethical values, and the magic of myth and metaphor. Currently, Simon is primarily interested in the implications of Big Data and communications infrastructure, in broad form, alongside issues surrounding recent advancements in Virtual Reality and IoT technologies.
✰ Sam Ghantous explores architecture’s tension with technology and its effects on cultural production, working both online and in real life with objects, images, situations, and installations. He received his Master of Architecture from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, where he currently holds a 2017-2018 Teaching Fellowship. Sam’s artistic practice is represented by YveYang Gallery in New York, and he has exhibited in Toronto, New York, Cambridge, and Shanghai (expected).
Today, Architecture exists more as images than lived experiences. @archmixes is a twitter bot that allows one to tweet new architecture made as a mash-up, or post-production, from amateur 3d models of famous buildings found online. Replies from the bot are transmitted back to the user as an image, 3d model, a Shopify listing, and a Pin. By flattening historical sources and networks of authorship, and assuming the everyday medium of the tweet, the bot’s ability to make architecture as images might give it the chance to engage public once again through its ability to “get around.”
✰ Alif Ibrahim is a multimedia artist from Jakarta, Indonesia. His work investigates elements of global wellness, digitization of the body and lingering sensations of the early internet.
The human body has undergone serious datafication, where we are not identified by what we are but what part of we are captured. Coupled with the liberal and almost casual belief in spurious correlation that underlies big data, government programs like Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and fervent and dogmatic use of biometrics in passing through national borders lead to an evaluation of us as the post-human.
You are not who I know you are is a 5-channel video installation that connects the idea of permeating borders with the uprising in dividualization in control societies. The 5 videos loop on different durations, as each viewer is encouraged to form their own narrative and understanding of how an immigrant’s body is judged by a post-human standard.
✰ Allie Miller Type the adorable link presented in your search bar to view my movie, Allison. The following are photographs of child me (Allie Miller) mixed with hit songs titled "Allison," my name as a kid. Me AF. Shoutout to my mom and Elvis Costello for the collab. <3 u
✰Jennifer Juniper Stratford is a multidimensional artist, technomancer, and media mogul.
In 2004 she established Telefantasy Studios, a mutant television studio and analog media lab dedicated to creating innovative and original new programming, music videos, immersive environments, and highly sought-after simsense chips scavenged from the post-digital apocalypse.
Her work has been exhibited, broadcast, and screened internationally and includes MoCA, Getty Museum, The Hammer Museum, V&A, Cinemarfa, CPH:DOX, The Museum of the Moving Image New York, New Beverly Cinema, BAM Cinématek, Cinefamily, on public access stations across the United States, and various exhibitions in cyberspace. She is the recipient of the 2016 Mike Kelley Foundation Grant.
Parallel to her work as an artist, she is also the author of Off Hollywood, a film column about underground Hollywood history.
Nick Turner: Untitled
Janella Mele: I’m Dead Now
Neal Wynne: Goblin Time
Oona Taper: Spectral Modulator: Part# G-642
Christina Smiros: AM/Projected Relation
✰ J Bagist
✰ Joe Mygan
✰ Lychee w/ performance from Simon Remiszewski
✰ Jennifer Vanilla
✰ Cabo Boing
✰ Eli Neuman
✰ cleo miao
✰ tiffany topor
✰ christian cahill (trngs) for driving us around for hours on end till 5am everyday getting equipments and helping us out with the whole thing,
✰ simon remiszewski for supporting this from the beginning and carrying a sub to the show,
✰ and so many others (janella mele, alif ibrahim, Anran Li, etc.) for being there during setup and helping out