Portal Screens: DC to Milwaukee's Amani Neighborhood
September 6 through October 23, 2016
Channel connecting Washington, DC with Havana, Cuba. Courtesy of Shared_Studios
A Channel at the museum’s entrance, a live bi-directional
video wall, will act like an open window connecting two locations across
the world: Northwest Washington, DC and >Milwaukee's Amani
Neighborhood. Through the Channel, museum visitors will communicate with
Moody Park, located in the Amani Community, which is grappling with
issues of criminal justice. It has the highest rate of incarceration for
African American males in the US.
Shared_Studios is a multidisciplinary art, design, and
technology collective created by Amar Bakshi and focused on carving
wormholes throughout the world. Since launch in 2014, their first global
initiative, Portals, have connected more than 15,000 people in dialogue
across more than two dozen sites, including President Barack Obama.