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Animal Collective x Danny Perez: Transverse Temporal Gyrus

The Guggenheim Museum presents a site-specific performance in celebration of its 50th anniversary

by Tamara Warren in Culture on 25 February 2010

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Neither live concert nor art exhibit, Transverse Temporal Gyrus is a site-specific sonic installation featuring Baltimore-hailing band Animal Collective and experimental artist Danny Perez as part of the Guggenheim Museum's 50th anniversary celebration.

Through sound and video projection, the environment of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building becomes psychedelic, distorted and luminous, all designed to pique the senses. Band members and performers will use props and costumes to add to the ambiance of the looping pre-recorded music. "The core elements and colors are worked into the piece in order to unite this room of sound with the inside of your brain," asserts Animal Collective.

Building off the raw space provided by Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, the collaboration will transform the museum's open environment with constant motion at the core of the concept.

The night of immersive performance art will be held 4 March 2010 from 9pm to 12am. Tickets are currently sold out.

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