The Nightly News II

The Nightly News II is an evolution of The Nightly News, a participatory video installation that illuminates the surreal scenes of anxiety and desire that fill our heads each night. On view at MSU Broad Art Museum March 4 – May 28, 2023, the installation invites visitors to anonymously share the visions that brew below their waking minds and see the nightly dreams of others. The ever-evolving video features thousands of handwritten responses and speaks to the sensation of recalling a dream: sifting through scraps, searching for meaning beyond the reach of logic.

Themes emerged: we’re chased, we’re challenged, we can’t get away, and we are strangers in a strange land. Devoted to these intensely private yet universally recognizable symbols that haunt us, the installation emphasizes our profound commonalities and reminds us that we’re all deeply weird creatures bound together by nerves, fantasy, and the unknown. Created in collaboration with James A. Reeves. More info at Broad Art Museum.


March 4 – May 28, 2023, MSU Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan. Projector, speakers, wood, seating, paper. Curated by Dalina Perdomo Alvarez. Organized by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in collaboration with Michigan State University’s International Studies and Programs. Special thanks to DEI Program Coordinator Anjam Chaudhary.

The Nightly News at MSU Broad Art Museum. Photo by Eat Pomegranate Photography.
Photo by Eat Pomegranate Photography.