Animal Collective, the sound chemists whose pursuit of psychedelic dance ecstasy, Merriweather Post Pavilion, landed SPIN's 2009 Album of the Year Award, conducted their biggest experiment yet Thursday night at New York's Guggenheim Museum: the premiere of an installation artwork called Transverse Temporal Gyrus, created with their visual guru Danny Perez and featuring all-new music.
Here we've collected eight photos of the exhibit, which combined kaleidoscopic lights, a cacophony of bird calls and oscillating drones, and the band in costumes that looked like the evil bunny from Donnie Darko.
To read a complete review of the event, click here.
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