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Kids Dig DAF

Check out Ben Perry's video of two twins dancing to the sound of D.A.F., an influential German electropunk band formed in 1978. The name stands for "Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft" or "German-American Friendship."

Which of the two small children is supposed to represent America? And which one is dancing like a German? The twins are are tied up and tied together to symbolize transatlantic interdependence, I guess.The video appears to be some highly sophisticated metaphor or a very post-postmodern take on transatlantic relations. I am not sure, what the message is exactly, but I will ask Ben, who I will meet tomorrow.


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Ben on :

I think D.T. Suzuki once wrote something in Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind about the interdependence of the white cloud and the blue mountain for their existences. That's probably what the video is going for. Just kidding, I have no idea.

Kyle on :

haha, nice Ben. Whether it is a metaphor or not, the baby on the left definitely dances more like a German. It is the leg-lifts.

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