LoVid + MSHR

In Residence March 8 – April 7, 2024

Drawing on their individual and shared audio/visual aesthetic and mutual appreciation of each other’s work and process, LoVid and MSHR are thrilled to collaborate as 2024 GH William P. Rayner Artists-in-Residence. The primary outcome of the residency will be the realization of their long dream of recording and publishing an LP together. Specifically, a vinyl 12” split picture-disk including music recorded and edited at Guild Hall using their signature handmade synthesizers and visual content that will appear as both album cover as well as supplemental visual materials.

About LoVid
LoVid is a NY-based interdisciplinary artist duo working collaboratively since 2001. LoVid’s practice focuses on aspects of contemporary society where technology seeps into human culture and perception. Throughout their interdisciplinary projects over two decades, LoVid has maintained their signature visual and sonic aesthetic of color, pattern, and texture density, with disruption and noise. LoVid’s work captures an intermixed world layered with virtual and physical, materials and simulations, connection and isolation. LoVid’s process includes home-made analog synthesizers, hand-cranked code, and tangible materials; their videos, textile works, performances, net-art, installations, and NFTs have been exhibited worldwide for over two decades. LoVid’s work has been presented internationally at venues including: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Standard Vision X Vellum LA, Wave Hill, Brookfield Arts, RYAN LEE Gallery, Art Blocks Curated, Postmasters Gallery, bitforms Gallery, Honor Fraser Gallery, Unit London, Verse.work, Expanded.Art, Art Dubai, New Discretions, And/Or Gallery, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, Issue Project Room, The Science Gallery Dublin, The Jewish Museum, The Kitchen, Daejeon Museum, Smack Mellon, Netherland Media Art Institute, New Museum, and ICA London. LoVid’s projects have received grants and awards from organizations including: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Graham Foundation, UC Santa Barbara, Signal Culture, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Rhizome, Franklin Furnace, Turbulence.org, New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Experimental TV Center, NY State Council of the Arts, and Greenwall Foundation.

LoVid’s videos are distributed by EAI and their work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum, The Parrish Museum, Thoma Foundation, Watermill Center, Butler Institute of American Art, Heckscher Museum, NFT Museum of Digital Art, Museum of Nordic Digital Art, and more.


Photo: Art Blocks Marfa

About MSHR
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, virtual environments and live improvisations. MSHR was established in 2011 in Portland, Oregon by Brenna Murphy and Birch Cooper.

Since forming, MSHR has toured extensively, working with organizations including Dotolim, Seoul; Ruang Gulma, Yogyakarta; Vasulka Kitchen Brno and Teren, Brno; Bangkok Noise Festival; Liquid Architecture, Melbourne; Calm & Punk, Tokyo; JIKAN space, Osaka; Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art; Moscow International Experimental Film Festival; National Arts Festival of South Africa; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Hong Kong Arts Centre; Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City; Fotomuseum Winterthur; Kunsthaus Langenthal; LAMPO, Chicago; Transmediale, Berlin; The Lab and Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco; PICA and Upfor, Portland; Blank Forms, Roulette, MoMA PS1, Museum of Arts and Design, and Rubin Museum, NYC.

MSHR has been artists in residence at Outo Olo, Helsinki; Indexical, Santa Cruz; other gallery, Fukuoka; GASBON METABOLISM, Hokuto; LOM, Bratislava; Titanik, Turku; Cashmere Radio, Berlin; Pioneer Works, NYC; HIAP, Helsinki; Signal Culture, Owego; Sonoscopia, Porto; and Eyebeam, NYC.

Their name is a modular acronym, designed to hold varied ideas over time.


Photo: Paolo Biava
MSHR, Field Transducer Circuit, sculptural electronic system, GAMeC, Bergamo, 2023, photo by Paolo Biava
More about the artwork here: https://mshr.info/FieldTransducerCircuit