Doug Aitkin's Song 1 at the Hirshhorn
March 23, 2012 8:11 AM   Subscribe

Artist Doug Aiken's projection installation, Song 1 on the façade of the donut-shaped Hirshhorn Museum in DC opened last night. The work is a looped video installation of many people singing "I Only Have Eyes for You." It's very atmospheric and finally brings some art that enlivens the somewhat strange shape of the museum's exterior. I heard him speak and then got to see the installation. It's beautiful. If you're in DC definitely come down to the National Mall after dusk (projection runs nightly until midnight).
posted by Taken Outtacontext (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

The Hirsh has long been my favorite of the DC art museums... I love walking around in the sculpture garden. Might have to go back soon!
posted by FatherDagon at 8:40 AM on March 23, 2012

I live in DC (just moved) and I am going. Apparently Lucky Dragons did some sounds (along with No Age, Beck and I think Thurston Moore)
posted by nutate at 8:40 AM on March 23, 2012

Cool. Set to run through May 13.
posted by exogenous at 9:05 AM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

looks very fine even in image.

if you liked that then you've got to see this....
posted by johnstendicom at 9:33 AM on March 23, 2012

Runs nightly until Midnight through May 13.

All that editorializing in the FPP...can we keep that stuff to [more inside] or the first comment, please?
posted by troika at 12:31 PM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

exogenous beat me to the date clarification, serves me right for complaining I guess!
posted by troika at 12:33 PM on March 23, 2012

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