Visuals by Evan Bech
10 – 3
MSHR is a collaborative project by Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy. The duo produces installations, sculptures and ritualistic performances that place the human body into a dynamic relationship with sound and light, generating expanded sensory experiences. Their live performances currently revolve around a unique system of light-audio feedback that employs hand made synthesizers and sculptural interfaces. The duo insert themselves into the system, sitting in the centre of the array and steering the feedback patterns by shifting sculptural sensors they have created for themselves.
MSHR emerged from the five person art collective Oregon Painting Society in 2011 and has since exhibited and performed at Le Dictateur, Milan; Kunstverein Dusseldorf; Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco; Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, NYC; Palazzo Peckham, Venice Biennale; Western Front, Vancouver BC.
Chrissy is a genre-bending DJ/producer with productions on esteemed labels like File Under Disco, Tugboat Edits, Hypercolour, Classic, and on his weekly “Year of Edits” blog. He co-runs The Nite Owl Diner label with Alex Burkat, and is a resident DJ at the legendary Chicago nightclub SmartBar.
In his previous incarnation as Chrissy Murderbot, he helped introduce the world to footwork music through his DJ gigs and releases on Planet Mu. He organized the first international tour of footwork dancers, and still runs the successful juke/footwork label Loose Squares. He is also a well-regarded dance music historian who ran the popular “My Year of Mixtapes” blog, where he posted an original genre-focused DJ mix every week for a year.