USA, 2010, 54 min
Section: 2010: A Musical Odyssey
|Directed by:||Danny Perez|
|Script:||Danny Perez, Animal Collective|
|Dir. of Photography:||Ryan Samul|
|Designer:||Ronald Morelli, Josephine Shokrian|
|Starring:||Josh Dibb, Kyrian Friedenberg, Bill Homan, Rosemary Howard, Noah Lennox, David Portner, Brian Weitz|
About the film
At a time when the American psychedelic band Animal Collective were enjoying huge success with the 2009 album Merriweather Post Pavilion (voted Album of the Year by Spin, Entertainment Weekly and Pitchfork, and topping critics’ end-of-year lists worldwide), the musicians announced that their next project would be a "visual album”, a tight network of sound and image which was ultimately four years in the making. Directed by Danny Perez and first shown at Sundance 2010, the film is a dense and surreal layering of audio and visual elements which defies conventional narrative to ensure a visceral, immersive experience. ODDSAC presents Animal Collective as ambassadors of a modern scene who abandoned the technological world of markets, bids and virtual delights and, returning to nature, arrived at a new form of shamanism. The psychedelic experience here confronts the archeology of media, the subversion of consumer society and new spirituality with absurd humour.
About the director
Danny Perez is a visual artist whose aesthetic sensibilities are shaped by a sense of rhythm and the relationship between image and sound. For years he has been performing live projections with musicians such as Black Dice and Panda Bear; his unique visual constructions have also screened at contemporary art galleries and museums all over the world. Perez graduated from NYU film school in 2002 and he currently lives in Philadelphia. He is now putting together another film which he calls a cross between Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, Ken Russell’s Altered States and George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.
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