Monday, April 5, 2010

Cherry Blast

Last Friday, we went to dc for Cherry Blast, a 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival event produced by The Pink Line Project. Not knowing what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised to find the entire show in two stories of a large warehouse, with themed rooms of VERY abstracted concepts...

Case in Point, The Makeout Room
5 bucks to the first person to correctly guess what the entryway is...
The room had plush velvet pillows, shag carpet, a make out bench and "suggestive" murals...

An Aquatic Life Gallery shown with UV Light
As you can see in the background, there were illustrations of organisms, jellyfish, and anthropods - but I did not find them very interesting.
Eric did.

Impressive Murals - notably a pink cherry blossom-themed Samurai Warrior

A freight elevator carried visitors to the second floor, and they made sure to entertain with a ceiling installation of buttons and wire and a female duo singing 90s alt. rock! 
The oddities continued with a trance tunnel, random performance artists in closets, djs and small bands in every room, a Pac-man station, bruise creation station (literally, they painted bruises on people!), and

The Marshmallow Room
*As a design professional, I realize that this pile of Peeps and glitter breaks many rules of GOOD design. However, Eric would like everyone to note that he used COMPLIMENTARY COLORS on all the wires! He was so proud of our "creation" that he insisted we take it home! It is currently on display on the dining room table.

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