Building on my last post, Doug Aitken did a very creative installation at the Hirshorn. He didn't invent new technology to do his installation, he did something marvelous simply by applying well known techniques in a different way. It's not that difficult, superhuman effort wasn't required just a bit of creativity.

First Look: Doug Aitken’s Song 1 at the Hirshhorn

Note: Doug Aitken’s Song 1 has been extended through May 20.

The National Mall’s tree-lined strip of monuments, which teems with tourists during the day, usually empties out just after sunset, creating a strangely depopulated blank space in the center of Washington, D.C. But just before 11pm on Saturday night, clusters of people gathered around the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to see a new installation by Doug Aitken.
AuthorDean Birinyi