‘SONG 1’ by doug aitken workshop, washington DC all images courtesy of doug aitken workshop




SONG 1 hirshhorn museum, washington DC march 22 until may 13, 2012


wrapping the circular facade of washington DC’s hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden will be ‘SONG 1’, an LCD screen installation created by new york and los angeles-based studio doug aitken workshop. the 360 degree projection screens will illuminate the exterior of the building with changing images and sounds, bringing a dynamic life to the building and national mall. emitting from eleven high-definition video projectors, the imagery will seamlessly blend together to encompass the structure with a cinematic experience.


the curve will draw visitors, into the ever-changing story, revealing more with every step. moving up and down the exterior, featured film and editing techniques will range from open panoramic perspective to non linear and cubist approaches as the scenes shift. this application will attempt to liberate the solid concrete mass designed by american architect gordon bunshaft and transform it into a weightless form with exciting visual and sonic choreography.

doug aitken projection of open panoramic perspective

doug aitken projection using a cubist approach

doug aitken examples of different projections