Polygonal Address System
by DEBORAH STRATMAN & STEVE BADGETT
GangPlank Marina, 600 Water, SW (map)
March 20- April 29 | #polygonaladdress
For the exhibition Suspension of Disbelief, curated by Steve Rowell | DC 5x5 Project
The Polygonal Address System is a monumental pentagonal raft, 30 feet across, anchored in the Washington Channel, a federal waterway between the Waterfront and Haynes Point. It is entirely solar powered and spins under power of electric motors during daylight hours. A sound component is provided by loudspeakers which announce a wide range of historic sound recordings primarily from public addresses and protests made in the District. The PA System was inspired, in part, by Abbie Hoffman’s 1967 action “Levitate the Pentagon”. The automated public addresses audio program is audible from 10am – 7pm daily; the spinning occurs from dawn to dusk.