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Hirshhorn Lit Up Looks Awesome

by Prince Of Petworth April 3, 2012 at 11:00 am 7 Comments


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I’m loving all the images from the Hirshhorn. For those not familiar this is a work by artist Doug Aitken called Song 1:

“March 22, 2012 to May 13, 2012
Sunset to Midnight

For nearly eight weeks this spring, internationally renowned artist Doug Aitken (American, b. Redondo Beach, California, 1968; lives and works in Los Angeles and New York) will illuminate the entire facade of the Hirshhorn’s iconic building, transforming it into “liquid architecture” and an urban soundscape. Using eleven high-definition video projectors, Aitken will seamlessly blend imagery to envelop the Museum’s exterior, creating a work that redefines cinematic space. A bold commission that will enter the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection and enliven its public space, “SONG 1″ allows visitors to the National Mall a chance to witness the first-ever work of 360-degree convex-screen cinema.”

You can read the rest of the explanation from the Hirshhorn Website here.

Anyone check it out in person?


Photo by PoPville flickr user hellomarkers!


Photo by PoPville flickr user hellomarkers!


Photo by PoPville flickr user random lady


Photo by PoPville flickr user random lady

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