NEW YORK, NY.-
In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum
presents Animal Collective in collaboration with experimental visual artist Danny Perez for a site-specific performance on Thursday, March 4, 2010. In conjunction with Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum and in the context of Tino Sehgal, for which the entire Guggenheim rotunda is cleared of art objects for the first time in the museums history, Animal Collective and Danny Perez will premiere an original work, Transverse Temporal Gyrus, transforming the museum into a kinetic, psychedelic environment. The work will feature original recorded music along with video projections, costumes, and props, rendering the band members and performers into intense, visual abstractions. The performance will run continuously from 9 pm to midnight and guests are invited to wander the museum rotunda and ramps to fully immerse themselves in the experience.
Hailing from Baltimore, Animal Collective is a decade-old group of musicians composed of childhood friends Avey Tare (Dave Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Geologist (Brian Weitz), and Deakin (Josh Dibb). Known for their experimental sound and mysterious, psychedelic, and sometimes disorienting live performances, the band has produced eight studio records, one live record, and a variety of critically-acclaimed side projects while touring extensively nationally and internationally.
Visual artist Danny Perezs aesthetic is informed by a mutated sense of rhythm and the relationship between sound and image. His work has evolved through years spent performing live projections with bands such as Black Dice and Panda Bear. His unique visual constructions have been screened at galleries and museums worldwide.