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Dan Deacon Shares “Meme Generator” Video and Interactive Game

Gliss Riffer Out Now via Domino

Jun 15, 2015
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Dan Deacon has shared a video for "Meme Generator" and an accompanying interactive game. Monica Mirabile directed the video. The genesis for it comes from an earlier collaboration between Deacon and Mirabile on a performance art piece with the choreography group FLUCT. The interactive game is based on four of the choreography sequences from the music video and can be played here (the Safari and Firefox browsers are recommended).

Mirabile had this to say about the video in a press release: "'Meme Generator' is a game of programmed choreography. The players are downloaded into a digital world and asked to play the game of semiotic codes interacting with the 'house.' A few years ago Dan and I decided to collaborate on a video that I was making with my own performance art collaboration (FLUCT). That video is set in a living room which looped suburban leisure choreography created by the glitch of being physically effected by technology. The inspiration for this video has been an extension of the way our bodies are programmed by the worlds we live. In the music video, four choreographers created four dances in a liminal house. I gave no rules, just asked for a response derived from the choreographers own relationship to the 'program.' The program being the familiar space of the house. I'm most directly inspired by the choreography of the people that surround me, as we are all affected by a similar marketed reality. We all play the game."

Deacon's recent Gliss Riffer is out now on Domino. Check out the "Meme Generator" video below, followed by his upcoming tour dates.

Dan Deacon Tour Dates:

06-15 Brighton, UK - The Haunt

06-16 London, UK - Oval Space

06-17 Manchester, UK - Islington Mill

06-18 Glasgow, UK - Centre for Contemporary Arts

06-19 Dublin, IE - Body & Soul

07-26 Carrboro, NC - Carrboro Town Commons

08-07 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands

08-13 Rees, DE - Haldern Pop Festival

08-14 Gothenberg, SE - Way Out West

08-15 Oslo, NO - John Dee

08-16 St. Malo, FR - La Route Du Rock

08-20 to 08-23 Glanusk, UK - Green Man Festival

08-21 Charleville Mezieres, FR - Cabaret Vert

08-22 Pully, CH - For Noise

08-23 Hamburg, DE - Dockville

09-23 to 09-27 Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival

09-25 to 09-27 Las Vegas, NV - Life Is Beautiful

09-26 to 09-27 Washington, DC - Landmark Music Festival

10-10 Los Angeles, CA - Festival Supreme



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