Magsamen + Hillerbrand
4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival 2008
artists portraying themselves in film & video
The collaborative husband/wife team of Mary Magsamen and Stephan Hillerbrand work with video and installation to exploring ideas about relationships, perception and our daily interactions with each other. Using abstraction and illusion to create a new lens or way of looking at the world they create sensual and visceral videos of which include everyday visual vocabulary of our lives such as bubble gum, a kiss or a cup of coffee. They show the familiar to us in an unfamiliar and cinematic way.
Their work has been shown internationally in exhibitions and screenings which have included; Chicago Underground Film Festival, LA Freewaves Film and Video Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival and Aurora Picture Show. Their work has also been exhibited internationally including: The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Houston Center for Photography, Dallas Contemporary, The Boston Center for the Arts, Lawndale Arts Center and Contemporary Art Center of Virginia.