Liquid Conglomerate Presence Cycle
Handmade electronics, sound, light, movement
This performance presents MSHR’s evolutionary live electronics practice, consisting of improvisation with cybernetic systems through a sequence of unique gestural interfaces. The systems are based on feedback between light and sound and the physical interaction of the players with their hyper personal hardware and software instruments. The physical design of the live interfaces comes out of MSHR's sculptural practice, weaving intuitive and procedural approaches in digital and manual sculpting techniques to manifest the objects that become their console. In performing this composition, MSHR act as agents within a synthetic ecosystem.
MSHR is an art collective that builds and explores sculptural electronic systems. Their practice is a self-transforming entity with its outputs patched into its inputs, expressing its form through interactive installations and live improvisations. They use analog circuits and open-source software to sculpt resonant audiovisual shapes and environments. MSHR was established in 2011 in Portland, Oregon by Brenna Murphy and Birch Cooper. Their name is a modular acronym, designed to hold varied ideas over time.