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Noe Todorovich is a Washington, DC based lifestyle photographer, and this is her blog. She shares musings, travels, photographs, tips, suggestions and more.

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Infinite Kusama at the Hirshhorn

Noe Todorovich

The Yayoi Kusama exhibition at the Hirshhorn has taken over DC and likely your Instagram feed since it opened last week...and for good reason. I had the pleasure of checking it out on opening day when a friend couldn't use her pass and returning a few days later with some friends to brave the weekend crowds. It was all well worth it.

While the pictures and videos are incredible, they still do not and simply cannot do it justice. If you get the chance, go see it for yourself and even lower your phone or camera down for at least a few seconds to fully immerse yourself in the experience. A quick PSA: Be prepared to stand in lines; be gracious to the staff who are working HARD to provide the opportunity for us to experience this exhibition; and, lastly, my general life advice...don't be a jerk. 

Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever

Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away

 Dots Obsession—Love Transformed into Dots

Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos.
— Yayoi Kusama, 1968

Infinity Mirrored Room—Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity

Infinity Mirrored Room—All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins

Life (Repetitive Vision)

The Obliteration Room

By obliterating one’s individual self, one returns to the infinite universe.
— Yayoi Kusama

Toki Synth Series 002

Noe Todorovich

I first found out about Toki (an artistic duo comprised of recent architecture graduates Toluwalase Rufai & Khai Grubbs) through A Creative DC last summer. As soon as I learned about the Synth Series installation in an abandoned building near Rhode Island Metro Station, I couldn't wait to see it for myself. I reached out to some artsy and adventurous friends, and we got to planning our visit. 

The experience was unlike any other I have experienced both in DC and in the art world. It pushed me outside of my comfort zone and inspired me to explore where I never would have otherwise. It was a beautiful juxtaposition of an abandoned, decaying building and intentional, melodic art. While Instagram filled up with photos of the installation, nothing was quite like experiencing it for yourself. That's part of what motivated me to document the experience and installation through video. I also wanted to delve a bit deeper into the story behind the piece by speaking with the artists and giving them the opportunity to share a bit about how it came to be and what the experience has been like for them. And to create something to help the piece live on after itand the building that held itwas gone. 

A very special thank you to Tolu & Khai for letting me help tell the story of Synth Series 002 and, more importantly, for infusing DC with your unique, mesmerizing art in often overlooked spaces. Can't wait to see what the future holds for you! 

Find out more about Toki on their website and follow Tolu and Khai on Instagram to see more of their work!