Trouble creates extreme environments. Trouble is Sam Hillmer and Laura Paris.
Sam Hillmer has been active as a musician in New York City since 1996. Hillmer has lead several ensembles under his own name and co-founded the chamber ensemble/band "Zs" and performs solo as "Diamond Terrifier". He is also a founding member of Wet Ink, a not-for-profit new music presenting organization, Representing NYC, a Hip Hop based youth development group, and Trouble, the conceptual installation art duo. Hillmer appears regularly in and around New York, across North America, in Europe, and in Asia.
Laura Paris is a founding member of the art duo Trouble and co-founded the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services' Arts and Literacy After School and Summer Program in Bushwick, Brooklyn in 1993. Laura is active as a sculptor, painter, projectionist, and installation artist. Recently she has shown/performed at BAM, La Nuit Blanche, The Invisible Dog Art Center, and Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City, the Experimental Media Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy New York, the White Chappell Gallery and the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, and the Vacant Gallery in Tokyo Japan. Her work has been featured as part of SELECT and Satellite Art Fairs. Laura appears frequently with her partner and collaborator Sam Hillmer as projectionist for Diamond Terrifier and ZS.