David Knight - 25th July 2012

The superb video for Dan Deacon's True Thrush - co-directed by Dan himself and Ben O'Brien - is based on a drawing game popular in the Baltimore art collective Wham City, which is in turn based on the game "telephone". So its all about the entertaining fallibility of human memory...

For the video, Dan and Ben filmed a simple 13-second scene. That scene was then shown to the next team. After seeing the video that team had one hour to recreate it - characters, props, set, costumes, and actions - as close to exactly as possible from only their memory.

The cast is made up of members of Wham City, Dan Deacon Ensemble, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Future Islands, Red Room Collective, Copycat Theater, Effervescent Dance Collective, Showbeast, Annex Theater, Nuclear Power Pants, FlucT, BXDC, Bloody Panda, Foot Talk, Important Comics, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and various icons of the legendary Baltimore Arts Community.

Dan Deacon 'True Thrush
Directed by Ben O'Brien and Dan Deacon
Produced by Dan Deacon and Ben O'Brien

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=XnXiXlF7olo&feature=player_embedded

David Knight - 25th July 2012

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