NYC video 'portal' to Ireland paused after 'global interconnectedness' turns sour

NYC video ‘portal’ to Ireland paused after ‘global interconnectedness’ turns sour


A globalist art initiative attempting to bridge peoples and cultures with 24/7 real-time public video installations has come up against the obstacle that usually trips up utopians: human nature.

Lithuanian artist Benediktas Gylys’ latest Portals installation connected passersby in Manhattan’s Flatiron District with Dublin’s O’Connell Street some 3,000 miles away. It went live last week and was supposed to run until fall 2024.

‘Portals are an invitation to meet fellow humans above borders and prejudices and to experience our home – planet Earth – as it really is: united and one.’

The Portals project was, however, paused just over a week into its intended multi-month run because of nasty behavior on both sides of the screen.

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