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The Wind Phone art project in the Dublin Mountains has been destroyed

The phone booth has been destroyed after just weeks of being installed by a Dublin-based art group.

AN INSTALLATION IN the Dublin Mountains has been destroyed less than two weeks after being put in place.

The Wind Phone, or ‘Fón Gaoithe’ in Irish, had been built as a ”private space to meditate on life and loss”, inspired by a Japanese project.

Art group Altrúchas, who put the installation in place at the beginning of the month, said that one of their group visited the site today, and that it wasn’t the natural elements that caused the phone booth to collapse.

“Given the nature of how it was destroyed,” the group said in a statement to TheJournal.ie, “and how what was left was laid out, it seems clear that the destruction of the installation was not regular vandals but a strong statement from people that didn’t like the project.”

Of course we are sad it has been destroyed, but we will not let such a mindless and selfish act take away from the positivity of the project.

“We know from some feedback that we’ve gotten that it genuinely helped some people struggling with grief, so that makes the project completely worth it.”

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