A Telepathic Book

Broadbent Sisters

The Broadbent Sisters’ exhibition A Telepathic Book explores the depths of intuition, nonverbal communication, and attunement while testing what might be uncovered when exploring the reaches of shared experience. For 17 days, the Broadbent Sisters used meditation and photography to telepathically send and receive images to each other across two cities. From the Greek, “tele” meaning “distant,” and “pathos” meaning “perception,” telepathy is the transmission of information from one person to another without using any of our known sensory channels or physical interaction. Each day the sisters (Joy Broadbent in Toronto, Canada, and Rose Broadbent in Zihuatanejo, Mexico) experimented in the vulnerable space of unknown communication. After the completion of the experiment, they revealed their images to each other, forming a book of uncanny connections. Attached by two spines reflecting the two sisters, the book itself is a sculptural artwork, opening in a meditative unfolding experience.

The exhibition—which features the first edition of their award-winning photobook, selected prints, and an interactive installation—mirrors the initial experiment and is designed to allow visitors to experience their own telepathic connections between images.

Curated by Aurora Cacioppo and Meagan Fillmore