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Jessica Frelinghuysen

My City is Your City


This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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My City is Your City is an ongoing project that documents sounds unique to the quirky and heavily diverse city of Hamtramck, MI, a city of 2 square miles inside of Detroit. Hamtramck is one of the only places in Southeast Michigan that has a steadily increasing population of newcomers. Some of these are artists, musicians, and students, but most are new immigrants to the United States, including Polish, Ukrainian, Yemeni, and Bangladeshi.

My City is Your City is a physical and audio representation of 4 years in Hamtramck. It is a collection of images and sounds and talk from neighborhood residents; it is about who they are and shared experiences that inform our daily lives.


Detroit: Artists in Residence, September 12, 2013 – June 29, 2014
About The Artist

Jessica Frelinghuysen received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her Master of Architecture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She sculpts objects to help negotiate social anxieties and continually seeks to reconcile the separation between the individual and society. When encountering a new place, she will usually spend a long time observing, sketching and trying to figure how she fits into a particular environment. She is not afraid of the absurd; in fact, she appreciates the importance of humor as a vehicle. Currently living in Detroit, Jessica is a lecturer at Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan.

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