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There are many strange substances a b-boy could possibly come in contact with while executing a head spin on a street corner—it’s just one of the hazards of dancing in and on the streets. There’s gum. Murky rainwater. Various bodily fluids. But the breakers of the B-Boy Project have taken the unfortunate occurrence of inadvertently splashing oneself with liquid while busting a move and turned it into art. The Document, an exhibit featuring b-boys Bat, Brandon Hill, Alex Meiners, and Peter Chang is Crazy Legs meets Jackson Pollock: The guys make spin art, but instead of using a machine that spews paint onto the canvas, they use their own bodies. The project is presented in three different mediums: the art pieces themselves, still photography, and video of the paint-covered dancing—which is the best way to really see how the b-boys rock the document. The exhibition is on view from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, to Sunday, Sept. 3, at the District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Free. (202) 462-7833. (Sarah Godfrey)