DC -- Public Art: Hurrah! (by Karol Murlak) @ Edward R. Murrow Park:
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Karol Murlak with Danielle Begnaud, Katarzyna Michnowska, and Marzena Krupa
2019 • Stainless steel
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C., the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, and the Polish Cultural Institute present Hurrah!, a celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Poland and the United States. Hurrah!, an urban musical instrument, evokes feelings of fun, friendship, and love through music and play.
Hurrah! kicks off the Golden Triangle BID's international art programming on Penn West, Pennsylvania Avenue west of the White House. This project was created by a team of Polish and American designers led by Polish designer and Pratt Institute professor Karol Murlak.
Hurrah! was first exhibited in New York City's Times Square as part of NYCxDESIGN 2019 and a partnership between the Polish Cultural Institute in NYC, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, and the Pratt Institute. Brooklyn Stainless Steel and Evan Eisman Company also supported this project.
HURRAH_200930_17.JPG: How do you Hurrah!?
Hurrah! works like a large musical instrument -- a type of upright xylophone. Strike the steel tubes with the mallet to play a traditional Polish birthday and anniversary song, "Sto lat," wishing you a hundred years of happy and prosperous life. When played in order, the distance between the tubes mirrors the distance between the musical notes in the original song. Make sure you single along!
Try playing it faster, slower, backwards and forwards, adjusting the volume -- any way you like!
In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Poland and the US, we want to wish 'sto lat' to you -- may you live (at least) a hundred years in health, happiness and prosperity.
HURRAH_200930_24.JPG: zy je zy je nam
you live a hundred years
HURRAH_200930_30.JPG: niech zy je zy je nam
may you live a hundred years
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The child president's handling of the pandemic was a series of disastrous missteps and lies, encouraging his minions to not wear masks and dramatically increasing infections and deaths here.The BLM protests started in June, made all the worse by the child president's inability to have any empathy for anyone other than himself. Then of course he tried to steal the election in November. What a year!
Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
The farthest distance I traveled after that was about 40 miles. I only visited sites in four states -- Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and DC. That was the least amount of travel I had done since 1995.
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