MSUToday
Published: Jan. 20, 2017

Residency-inspired installation opens

Contact(s): Whitney Stoepel Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum office: (517) 884-3909 stoepelw@msu.edu

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum presents an exhibition by Chicago-based artist Jan Tichy, opening Saturday as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Artist Studio Series.

The content for "Beyond Streaming: A Sound Mural for Flint" was gathered from Tichy’s residency at MSU, which was held from September to December. 

The interactive exhibit is made entirely of copper pipes that were provided by MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities.

The exhibit sheds light on the experiences of Flint citizens and the water crisis that first made headlines in 2014. Built from the ceiling to the floor along the museum walls, visitors can turn faucets and hear poems and stories narrated by Flint and Lansing youth.

During his residency, Tichy held workshops with 80 students from Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint and Everett High School, exploring how different forms of creative expression can be used to communicate ideas and messages.

Themes touched on social and restorative justice, and topics included the role of art in society, the artistic process and the Flint water crisis.

Tichy is well known for his large-scale, community-based initiatives, such as “Project Cabrini Green” and “Heat Light Water.”

The "Beyond Streaming" exhibit will be featured through April 23 during normal museum hours.

 

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