Is it real or is it art?

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UH art exhibit spooks police:
A staged video causes classes to lock doors
Honolulu Star Bulletin
By Laurie Au
May 1, 2007

Securrorism, by Carl Lindstrom

A University of Hawaii-Manoa student art project is back on display this week after triggering a campus security scare that caused police to respond.

In a case of art imitating and then influencing reality, the project took the form of an empty security guard post with video screens showing footage of a man brandishing a gun.

At least one passer-by took the video for the real thing Thursday and alerted campus security.

Guards and police began to evacuate the UH-Manoa Art Building and briefly detained one man before realizing the video was a type of performance art.

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