HELLO DANKNESS – Review by Leslie Combemale

Australian siblings Dan and Dominique Angeloro, the video artist duo better known as Soda Jerk, has brought a bizarre and bracing new political satire to audiences with their film Hello Dankness. It is an assemblage or collage of narrative films, news footage, and clips from various media that tells the crazy story of American politics in the last few years. Created through sampling clips, gonzo editing, and by adding dubbed-in dialogue, the resulting hour and a bit of film feels like the intersection of experimental video art, documentary filmmaking, guerrilla activism, and cultural commentary, if it were built by the hands of filmmakers who were, as they say, seriously tripping balls.

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