MSHR is a collaborative project by Portland, Oregon-based artists Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy. The duo produces sculptural synthesizers, ritualistic installations and performances that use light and audio feedback to generate sensory experiences. MSHR emerged in 2011 from the five-person art collective Oregon Painting Society. Since forming, MSHR has exhibited and performed across North America and Europe, including Kunsthaus Langenthal; Postmasters Gallery, New York; Cell Projects, London; Transmediale, Berlin; PICA’s TBA Festival, Portland; Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco; The Peckham Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale; Kunstverein Dusseldorf; Western Front, Vancouver; Appendix Project Space, Portland; Le Dictateur, Milan; MoMA PS1, New York. They were 2014 Artists in Residence at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in NYC.
Each night from 11:57pm to midnight in August 2017, MSHR's latest video work overtakes multiple screens in New York Times Square as part of Times Square Art's Midnight Moment programming. Concurrent exhibitions include Past Skin at MoMA PS1 and The World is Sound at The Rubin Museum. MSHR is included in Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound opening September 2017 at Museum of Arts and Design, New York.