Doug Aitken: Song 1

March 22, 2012 – May 20, 2012

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Museum's exterior facade in the evenings from sunset to midnight (rain or shine) Floor Plan

Internationally renowned artist Doug Aitken (American, b. 1968) transforms the Hirshhorn's iconic circular building into "liquid architecture" using approximately 11 high-definition projectors. This site-specific installation seamlessly blends imagery to envelop the entire facade of the Gordon Bunshaft-designed structure with a 360-degree panorama that makes the museum recede into cinematic space. Exploding film conventions, the work cannot be seen from any single perspective or at any single moment in time. Structured around the song "I Only Have Eyes for You," the 35-minute video loops continously.