A campaign to create the world’s largest work of art, using Video Window technology, has been launched by a global non-profit initiative.
The Portal Unity Network is planning a series of technological art sculptures, called Portals, which will be placed in countries around the world.
Each portal in the new global network will be freely accessible to the public, offering live streaming 24/7, 365 days a year, which will alternate between different portal locations elsewhere in the world.
The project will allow people to connect, in real time, with others in another country, bringing unity to global communities, and more than 200 cities have expressed interest in adopting a portal
The network’s first link – connecting people through video-window-enabled portals in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Lublin, Poland – was launched last year, and media coverage of this link reached more audiences. of 1.5 billion people.
A team of second-year product design students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will soon visit Portal headquarters in Vilnius, after winning a competition organized by Video Window and Portal Unity Network to design a portal in Bristol.
This Bristol portal will feature a huge circular screen embedded in an 11-tonne box that will be connected to another city, so people can get a glimpse of what’s happening in a distant world.
Daryl Hutchings, Managing Director of Video Window, said: “We were inspired by the winning product design team from UWE Bristol and they really deserve the chance to see the original portal in action in Lithuania. Video Window’s aim is to eliminate frustration and improve human connection, and we’re proud to power the portal and want to bring it to our hometown of Bristol.
The Unity Network Portal was designed by the non-profit Benediktas Gylys Foundation. The project seeks to build a global community of co-owners to govern its expansion, via the offering of a limited number of NFT-based certificates of ownership that will be auctioned in the fall.