Coffee Rhetoric: Weekend Wrap-up: More Dani Arranka!

February 20, 2012

Weekend Wrap-up: More Dani Arranka!

Performance artist and Androgynie Extraordinaire, Dani Arranka is back with a new video for his song, "Smoke and Mirrors," directed by Charles Quiles and The Terrible Child-- (which features ID Discovery Channel-worthy vignettes).

 I, honestly, enjoy keeping up with Dani's latest projects and keeping abreast of his various collaborations. He's simply difficult  to ignore and is adamant about who he is and the direction he's headed as he carves out his own niche in The Big Apple by way of the Land of Steady Habits (perhaps the place that was least conducive to his art)...

Also, in an interesting mini-documentary; Dani and a collective of other creatives who've christened themselves the new, more contemporary incarnations of Andy Warhol's Factory denizens (perhaps with Dani as the Edie Sedgwick of the group, to Charles Quiles's Andy Warhol), explain how they came to find each other and gradually live as a unit in New York City. The short feature documents a day in the life of the larger-than-life group as they riff off one another, ride the pulse of NYC's nightlife, and help record Dani's upcoming album. Check it out...

**As an added bonus... check out this excerpt from Andy Warhol's 1965 experimental film-- (based on the novel A Clockwork Orange), Vinyl.