MSHR is the art collective of Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy, established in 2011. We collaboratively build and explore sculptural electronic systems that take form as audiovisual compositions, performances and installations.

Our performances revolve around analog synthesizers and computer music systems played in feedback with lights and movement. Our installations involve generative and interactive electronic systems embedded in immersive sculptural arrays.

We explore intuitive and technical gradients between sonic and sculptural forms, using digital chip conglomerates run as analog circuits and open-source software to sculpt mutually resonant hyperobjects.

We conceive of our practice in terms of cybernetics- as a system with many inputs and outputs that are patched back into each other. The emergent form serves as an ever-morphing navigational guide.

Constructing and exploring our own synthetic systems is a way of tracing the interwoven biological, ecological and technological structures that frame our experience as embodied humans today.

Our practice is entangled in a symbiotic web of exchange with the global underground arts community. We're committed to a collaborative culture of mutual creativity and care, braiding social bonds based on peace, love, unity and respect.

The name MSHR is a modular acronym designed to hold varied ideas over time.

Contact: meMSHR at gmail dot com