LED screens at Gallery Place, Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Orange Barrel Media.
October 2, 2009 to September 17, 2010
A new work by Russian-born graphic artist David Polonsky debuted this fall on three massive high-resolution LED screens near the entrance to the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station, located north of the Hirshhorn at Seventh and H Streets, N.W. The 30-second animation is shown several times each hour, reaching a daily audience of more than 115,000 people, reinforcing the Hirshhorn’s commitment to providing a platform for artists working in film, video and other new media. Developed in collaboration with Orange Barrel Media, a firm specializing in cutting-edge digital communications, UP7TH is the result of a dynamic partnership between the latest in technology and the best in contemporary art.
Polonsky is best known for his work as art director and lead artist on the Oscar-nominated film “Waltz with Bashir” (2008). Based in Tel-Aviv and recently an artist-in-residence at Rhode Island School of Design, Polonsky is currently working on an animated science-fiction feature film. This project is organized by associate curator Kelly Gordon. Pictured: LED screens at Gallery Place, Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Orange Barrel Media.