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"One aspect of humanity that I am currently exploring is connections and missed connections through communication," Nemo told Inside Higher Ed. "It's been interesting to watch the response to this piece about human emotions, and I'm proud to see the power of art in action."
Photos of the project went viral Tuesday to praise and criticism. At least one person questioned if the closet was soundproof. A few people said there should be more of these around campus.
The university acknowledged the closet's installation, which was approved by the school, was an attempt at humor but also a "work of art meant to provoke feeling, thought & conversation, which the artist has apparently done."
The closet will remain in the library until the end of final exams next Wednesday, the university said.