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The collaborative artistic team of Hillerbrand-Magsamen draws upon the rich Fluxus practice of incorporating humor, performance, video and everyday objects by expanding their personal family life into a contemporary art conversation about family dynamics, suburban life and American consumer excess. This new kind of “suburban fluxus” generates work that documents and re-contextualizes their objects and possessions of self, family and culture, the role of the camera in contemporary art and challenging presumptions of the everyday.
Embarking on an epic adventure, this family creates new levels of interaction, communication and exploration by breaking and cutting holes into their actual home to make a habitrail-like environment where they go nowhere fast. With conscious forethought, Hillerbrand+Magsamen critically examine the media grammar in our popular culture today by applying a "Hollywood" aesthetic to their work with layered dramatic music, visually rich cinematography, and faced paced editing. This “style” is juxtaposed against the performance-based video that expands the idea of the home video to a completely new level.