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    Big Medium is proud to open a new exhibition by Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Kirk Lynn, and Peter Stopschinski on January 16, 147 Devices for Integrated Principles. The exhibition will feature photography, video, sculpture, and an interactive closing virtual event on February 10 at 6:30pm.

    Rooted in our society’s ever-growing desire to exercise control over our lives through various devices, 147 Devices for Integrated Principles is informed by the artists’ experiences during Hurricane Harvey. Not only was it the stress of a natural disaster, but also, divisive politics, economic pressures, and concerns with the aging of elderly parents, that brought Hillerbrand+Magsamen the idea to invent new devices for more intimate and personal problems. They turned to the concept of homo faber, or the notion that human beings can control their fate and their environment through tools. Once again, our culture is faced with a new wave of technology that can either help us with our problems or exacerbate them.

    This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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