Hillerbrand+Magsamen: Higher Ground

June 6, 2015 - August 23, 2015

This husband and wife artistic team explores the domestic side of life using their Houston home and its contents (including the kids and family dog) as both inspiration and material. Part performance and part installation, the artists record their process through videos and photographs that comment on family dynamics, life in the suburbs, and American consumerism. Their recent project, Higher Ground, documents the family’s efforts to build a spaceship in their backyard and then pilot it to the moon. Through video, sculpture, and photographs, visitors will follow their humorous yet poignant journey into outer space.