So I stumbled across a post on Toki's Synth Series on @RockCreekSocial's instagram page on Monday and decided it was something I wanted to see for myself. I rounded up my love Ashleigh, and ventured to DC in hopes of discovering this hidden gem.
The series, which 'uses yarn to visualize sound in three dimensions' is hidden in an abandoned building near Rhode Island Metro Station.... like literally.... AN ABANDONED BUILDING. It took us a while to figure out exactly how to get in, (thankfully we were able to catch a few Howard students coming out who helped with this) but once inside it was no easy feat. We had to literally climb into the building, which we weren't really dressed for, but it ended up being worth all of the mystery and effort.
The installation is a series of multicolored yarn weaved around columns in the middle of an old decaying factory. The windows are hollowed out so it makes for really dope lighting. Depending on where you're standing when viewing the installation the patterns formed vary. It's such a clever location as you have to be really curious to find it. I loved the adventurous appeal of that.
If you love adventure, and are looking for something to do on a random afternoon, I recommend it. I wouldn't recommend going too late, as it may get a little creepy roaming around an abandoned building at night.