Monday, October 25, 2010
As Seen ON The Guggenheim...
On Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and YouTube presented "YouTube Play," an exhibit of 25 videos selected by a jury including the filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and the music group Animal Collective.
Coupe provided the music, sound design and mixing on "This Aborted Earth" by filmmakers Michael Banowetz and Noah Sodano. The piece takes black-and-white engravings from the 19th and early 20th century and animates them in a way similar to Terry Gilliam's "Monty Python" cartoons. The result is a surreal reflection on long-ago times, and it's being projected on the outside of the museum. Wicked cool, and funny as hell.