147 Devices for Integrated Principles by Hillerbrand + Magsamen

Issue 112

Hurricanes, school shootings, divisive politics, anger, illness… how does anyone naviagte, let alone survive in our society now? How can we fix these things? How can we cope in a world were yelling is more impoartant then listening? Is there a phone app to heal a broken heart?

147 Devices for Integrated Principles is
a community conversation,
a participatory ritual,
a collaborative journey,
a fluid meditation,
it is an attempt to respond.

As an immersive interdisciplinary experience, made in collaboration with playwright and author Kirk Lynn and composer Peter Stopshinski. 147 Devices for Integrated Principles unpacks our relationship to everyday objects and how we use them to ease the suffering and pain in our lives. From phone apps that let you talk to a million people, to robots in your home that wait on your ever word, we are still lonely, disconnected and more unhappy then ever as we continue to hop that there is some device out there that is about to be discovered that will solve all our problems during times of social disconnect and intensified need.

This modular project is part lecture, performance, and instructional video. It contains 4 performers, 1 box of stuff, 147 photographs, 10 videos and 1 phone. We can mix and match to expand and contract, send it through the mail or keep it whole. This presentation is the first of many future iterations of size and scope.

Hillerbrand+Magsamen live and work in Houston, Texas.
To view more work, please visit their website.

  No. 38. A Device to Accept Your Imperfections

 No. 38. A Device to Accept Your Imperfections

 
 No. 35. A Device for Integrated Principles

No. 35. A Device for Integrated Principles

 
 No. 47. A Device to Be Heard

No. 47. A Device to Be Heard

 
 No. 64. A Device to Talk to God

No. 64. A Device to Talk to God

 
 No. 81. A Device for Moving Clouds 

No. 81. A Device for Moving Clouds 

 
 No. 123. A Device for Removing High Fructose Corn Syrup

No. 123. A Device for Removing High Fructose Corn Syrup

 
 No. 15. A Device for Thermoception

No. 15. A Device for Thermoception

 
 No. 4. A Device for Trust

No. 4. A Device for Trust

 
 No. 96. A Device to Grow Old Without Fear

No. 96. A Device to Grow Old Without Fear

 
 No. 17. A Device for Transportation

No. 17. A Device for Transportation

 
 No. 76. A Device to Forget

No. 76. A Device to Forget

 
 No. 50. A Device to Forgive Yourself for All the People You Wronged

No. 50. A Device to Forgive Yourself for All the People You Wronged

 
 No. 132. A Device for Protest

No. 132. A Device for Protest

 
 No. 72. A Device for Sensuality

No. 72. A Device for Sensuality

 
 No. 113. A Device for Border Evaporation

No. 113. A Device for Border Evaporation