“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

HYBYCOZO (Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulier) (based Oakland, CA)

Golden Spike 2015


— powder-coated steel, LED lighting, and wood; Courtesy of the artists —

<b>HYBYCOZO (Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulier) (based Oakland, CA) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 3, 2018
1. HYBYCOZO (Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulier) (based Oakland, CA) Marker
Inscription.  In their work, Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu, the artist duo behind the art and design studio HYBYCOZO, investigate the influences of geometry on human evolution. Their works explore the connections between contemporary physics and ancient patterns, often Islamic, to convey an appreciation for the relationship between math and art. Using advanced manufacturing and prototyping technology, their works promote a sense of contemplation and awe for the inherent beauty of universal forms.

In 2014, the duo brought their first collaborative installation, Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone (HYBYCOZO), to playa. Soon after, they took the name HYBYCOZO for their continued collaboration, focusing on installations that embrace patterns across math, science, nature, and culture.

Golden Spike, one of HYBYCOZO's signature polyhedral forms, draws its title from Burning Man's ceremonial golden spike, the initial marking post driven each year, from which all other measurements are taken. The golden spike marks the center of Black Rock City.

The placement of these outdoor sculptures and related
<i>Golden Spike</i> image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 3, 2018
2. Golden Spike
programming are made possible by the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District in collaboration with the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Support is provided by Lyft.

#NoSpectators #GoldenTriangleDC



From the Desert to DC

This sculpture is one of six outdoor installations presented as part of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, a takeover of the entire Renwick Gallery that extends into the Golden Triangle neighborhood.

For a map of artworks, artist interviews, and more information go to:

[Plaque below marker:]
It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made president should on no account be allowed to do the job.
- Douglas Adams
Erected 2018 by Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum, Golden Triangle, Lyft. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicScience & Medicine.
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Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 38° 54.171′ N, 77° 2.369′ W. Marker was in Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker was at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue Northwest and K Street Northwest, in the median on Connecticut Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. “Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nunziato DiPerna (about 500 feet away); Renaissance Mayflower Hotel (about 600 feet away); Statler Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Bachelor" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Decatur House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nuns of the Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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May. 28, 2020