For the Phenomena(l) catalogue, Erica Duffy writes, "We use language, verbal sound and body movement to convey meaning, and inherent in the process are opportunities for breakdowns in communication. When language as a conveyance falls short, communication is disrupted.
"Stemming from my own experiences as a person who stutters, I have become interested in examining the phenomena that interrupts the flow of communication between two people. This series of work uses sound-activated electro- mechanical devices, sound-altering hoses and video to explore the ways in which the normative social interactions taking place between persons within the gallery environment may be disrupted."
Erica Duffy earned her MFA from Miami University School of Fine Arts, Oxford, OH and BFA from The University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI. She has shown at Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL; Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA; Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, Missouri; School of Art and Design Gallery, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas; and Furlong Gallery, the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, among others.