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Images from The Portal Galleries

While we’ve grown used to hyperlinks that hurtle us to different corners of the Internet, teleporting too abruptly between virtual realities can cause digital whiplash. “When your body is inside the medium, you need an anchor that makes sense of how you suddenly shift to a completely different environment,” explains Fredrik Hellberg, who co-founded London-based practice Space Popular with Lara Lesmes. And while technology may limit how sophisticated these digital transfer stations can currently be, that hasn’t stopped Hellberg and Lesmes from bringing their early conceptual explorations to London’s Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Portrait of Fredrik Hellberg and Lara Lesmes

“Space Popular: The Portal Galleries,” which runs through September 25th, hosts a mix of digital and...

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Space Popular opens a portal to another dimension.

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