Dan Deacon's Ultimate Reality

The Governator stars in a trippy video collage

The back cover of Ultimate Reality, a video collaboration between cheeky electro-gadget spaz Dan Deacon and video artist Jimmy Joe Roche, explicitly warns “if you suffer from seizures and epilepsy, please show the DVD to your doctor before watching” on the back cover, and they fucking mean it. Steer clear if either 1) sautéeing your eyeballs with the innards of a mutilated kaleidoscope in a hot griddle or 2) going into strobe-inducing, thousand-color convulsions with visions of Arnold Schwarzenegger for 34 minutes isn’t your idea of fun. Otherwise, put your senses to the limit. Ultimate Reality is a beautiful, hypnotic mess of visual and musical stimuli, where scenes from Schwarzenegger films (including Conan the Barbarian, Terminator, Predator, Total Recall, Kindergarten Cop, and even Junior) are spliced into an orgasmic array of colors and parallel dimensions. This screening will be accompanied by live drumming, and will lead into Deacon’s sweaty, always-energetic closing set. Don’t forget your stunna shades. You’re going to need them. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467, www.neumos.com. $10. 8 p.m. TRAVIS RITTER

Sun., Jan. 20, 8 p.m., 2008

 
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