Detroit-based artist Jessica Frelinghuysen has long held an interest in social spaces. In Conversation Domes, an installation that encapsulates both sound and vision, she invites us to step inside one such space and to inhabit the complex pathways of communication. In bringing attention to roadblocks that compete with our attempts to listen, find meaning, and be understood, Frelinghuysen disarms the viewer and opens a space for discovery, realization, and conversation. In the artist’s words: “This piece reflects just how hard it is to actually communicate . . . but in the end, something gets through.”
- Michelle Word, Curator of Education, Broad Art Museum, MSU
Jessica Frelinghuysen: Conversation Domes is organized by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Artist Studio Series, a program that invites artists to interact with the community through site-specific installations and educational encounters that offers insight into artists' creative processes. Generous support is provided by MSU Federal Credit Union.