‘Gun Has No Trigger’ Video: Dirty Projectors and Pretty Colors

At first glance, the visuals for the “Gun Has No Trigger” feel fairly basic — kind of like outtakes from portrait day at Dirty Projectors School (where are the lasers?) But in actuality, there is a protest going on or something. Dave Longstreth, who directed the video, explains: “GUN HAS NO TRIGGER is about the possibility for true dissent, and how I can’t figure out what that could be. What is a 2012 Exodus from the Society of the Spectacle (to mix language Situationist and Rastafari)? So we made a video from the iconography of the default profile image used by Facebook and Gmail, and also the look of the classic Apple iPod commercials. The colors in the background are the ones I think of when I hear the harmonies of Amber and Haley (via experimental synesthesia). Enjoy!!” Yeah, what he said.

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