Toki Series [Farragut Square]

IT’S HOT. Is anyone else sick of 100 degree, 100% humidity days? In D.C., it seems like lately all anyone can talk about is 1) how hot it is and 2) how to cool off. I’ve found myself this summer looking more and more for indoor activities instead of sweating it out outside. Luckily, D.C. has a fantastic art scene that allows for ample opportunities to check out creative pieces and revel in some lifesaving A/C at the same time.

This past Saturday, I had the chance to check out SYNTH SERIES 005: REVERB in downtown D.C. The installation was a part of SYNTH SERIES: THE INTERSECTION OF MUSIC, SPACE, & ARCHITECTURE, created by TOKI -a group of two recent architecture graduates who transform public spaces with their colorful, three dimensional expressions of music. A bit of personal backstory about this exhibit: last summer, I set out to visit SYNTH SERIES 002, which was set up in a vacant warehouse, only to find that someone had unexpectedly cut it down! So I was so thrilled to hear that TOKI was doing another installation this summer.

It’s really something you’ve got to check out in person to get the full sensory experience of the work, but I tried to capture a bit on camera.


One thought on “Toki Series [Farragut Square]

  1. Amanda:

    Enjoyed the blog and the photos very much. Not familiar with the Toki Series, I am wondering what the tightly strung colored “strings” are made of. Is soothing, ethereal music softly playing as one stands mesmerized by the intersection of blended colors? At first I thought it might be some advanced teensy , pinpoint , multi-colored laser beams. But reading your blog, about last year’s warehouse display being “cut down”, I realized my mistake.

    How fortunate you are to have access to exhibits, such as this, which most folks, like myself, never get to appreciate. Really enjoyed your blog, and artistic profile of someone who looks rather familiar to these old eyes. Great blog, amazing photography. More power to your admirable talent.

    Loveya so,

    Grandma Shirley


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