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  • Animal Collective & Danny Perez's Transverse Temporal Gyrus @ The Guggenheim Museum
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Animal Collective & Danny Perez's Transverse Temporal Gyrus @ The Guggenheim Museum

No, there was no live musical performance. Yes, the dudes (with Deakin but no Panda) were there in bunny costumes that must’ve earned a 1,001 Donnie Darko reference points. Lives presumably were changed (in direct proportion with amount of psychedelics ingested), minds presumably were not: Animal Collective convinced 1,500 folks (not counting the early show) to part with $30, and the Guggenheim Museum to turn over its rotunda, to further enable the utter indulgence of their patented brand of conceptual trippiness, in conjunction with the projected visual effects of their longtime collaborator Danny Perez. We sent Jessica Amaya to capture the magic: she reports there were 30-some speakers blasting the pre-recorded soundtrack, folks in facepaint, an icicle installation, and an impromptu 11PM group scream. People roamed freely, laid on their back, drank absinthe. Rhapsodic or parodic depending on who you’re probing, “site-specific performance piece that will transform the museum’s rotunda into a kinetic, psychedelic environment,” according to the liner notes. Either way, Jessica’s photos make for some fine eye-candy. Have a pass.

Comments (3)
  1. Haterz gotta hate (see Brooklyn Vegan’s thread), but this was a fun time with only mild psychedelics, good company and no expectation of an actual AC concert.

  2. Doesn’t seem like this was really thought out. I wasn’t there, but it looks cheap. Reports from friends range from underwhelmed to it was ok. Everyone I know didn’t expect an AC concert either, but I think they were expecting a little bit more than the slap dash effort they saw.

  3. Looks pretty fun. I wouldn’t have paid $30 to see it, (I paid less than that for the last AC show I saw) but the pictures show a pretty unique experience.

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