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Portal Screens: DC to Milwaukee's Amani Neighborhood

September 6 through October 23, 2016


Channel connecting Washington, DC with Havana, Cuba

Channel connecting Washington, DC with Havana, Cuba.
Courtesy of Shared_Studios


Exhibition Description

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.

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