Apollo / Poll
This towering sign reads ‘POLL’, surrounded by the letters ‘A’ and ‘O’ blinking on and off to intermittently spell out “APOLLO”. The size and font of the red LED-lit letters are inspired by those of the iconic neon beacon hanging over Harlem’s Apollo Theater, a renowned venue for African American entertainers. The word ‘POLL’ suggests not only the theater’s well-known amateur night in which the audience decides the winner, but also the democratic election process. Apollo / Poll reflects on the enterprise and art of self-promotion, originality, and the meaning of consensus.