Back in March, multimedia artist Doug Aitken began his highly-auspicious public art project “Song 1”. Running through May 13th, the installation sees the cylindrical exterior of Washington, DC’s Hirshhorn Museum transformed into an 360-degree outdoor cinema, with 11 projectors covering the 82-foot high building each night from sunset to midnight.
Accompanying the various visual components is a soundtrack of spliced-together covers of “I Only Have Eyes for You” by Beck, James Murphy, No Age featuring Tim McAee, Devendra Banhart, Lucky Dragons, Koen Holtkamp, High Places, and more. These new versions range from the hazy crooning of Beck’s to the ’60s pop lean of Banhart’s and even the romantic (albeit) noisy No Age contribution. To hear several tracks in full, head over to Pitchfork.
For an insider look at the project, watch the trailer below. The Hirshhorn is holding an evening of special performances on May 11th. For ticket information and a forthcoming list of guest acts, stay tuned to their official website.