The collaborative practice of Mary and Stephan
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In Accumulation, a couple (Hillerbrand+Magsamen) piles up stuff over two stories tall from their garage: lawn mower, toys, tools, Christmas lights, and more into a mountain that they climb up as a means to get to another space while their daughter hangs for her life above.  An auctioneer rambles away and the viewer is left to decide if the couple is buying or selling their material, physical and emotional accumulation asking the question “How much more can we keep this up into the future?”


Performance & Single Channel, High Definition Video, 16:9, trt 4:00, 2010