American rock band OK Go joins the Hirshhorn for an exclusive unplugged performance and discussion about their innovative videos, performances, and more. Free tickets will go live Monday, Dec 5 at 10 AM.
OK Go has created some of the most arresting music videos ever made, including this year’s “Upside Down & Inside Out,” a microgravity-defying gambol shot aboard a Russian jetliner flying parabolas to induce periods of weightlessness. Released November 23, OK Go’s most recent video “The One Moment,” took place in just 4.2 seconds, featuring 325 synchronized, intricate micro-events slowed down with high-speed cameras, and their collaboration on their early hit “Here It Goes Again,” a treadmill ballet released in 2006, won the Grammy Award for best short-form video. The band, formed in Chicago in 1998 and now based in Los Angeles, features Tim Nordwind (bass), Andy Ross (guitar), Dan Konopka (drums) and Damian Kulash Jr. (vocals and guitar).
OK Go is a 2016 recipient of Smithsonian Magazine’s American Ingenuity Awards in the Visual Arts, which have been called “the Golden Globes of intellect” and honor revolutionary breakthroughs in the arts and sciences, education and social progress.