Imagine if President Trump’s tweets provoked calm and beauty rather than rage and fury.
Such a realm really exists, though you’ll have to slink beneath New York City to find it.
A subterranean exhibition in Manhattan’s Midtown neighborhood features hundreds of lavender plants and a lighting system powered by Twitter streams. When @realDonaldTrump or @POTUS fires off an early-morning musing, the small room’s ceiling glows. As statements are retweeted, the fluorescent bulbs brighten to match the growing intensity.
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Martin Roth, an Austrian-born artist based in New York, said he wanted to address the “heightened anxiety” that’s pervaded ever since Trump was elected last November. Not only have Trump’s policies and rhetoric put people on edge — the flurry of news alerts, constant scandals, and he-said-she-said debates are also compounding our collective stress. Read more…
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