This weekend brought many exciting things to the District. For one, the Red Bull Art of Can exhibition opened on Thursday. A panel of judges, including our own Commissioner-at-large, Philippa Hughes, was on hand to award the winner of the contest. Texan Kathryn J. Beale walked away with the grand prize for her Common Ground piece, depicting a donkey and elephant drinking from the same Red Bull Can. Other artists were on hand to discuss their work, guests mingled and interacted with the variety of pieces on display. Of course, plenty of Red Bull was on hand.
Artist Kathryn J. Beale with her winning piece, Common Ground.
Also making an appearance in the District this weekend was HBO’s The Cube, brought to Adams Morgan by the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development. The Cube, a 16-foot tall, 4-sided audio-visual display, is a project in perspective. This interactive viewing activity plays 2 two-minute films depicting the same scene from four different perspectives. The goal of the two films (The Affair & The Heist) was to find out which character was actually having the affair, and what was actually being heisted. Check out HBO’s website for more of these perspective-based plots.