Austria’s Donau Festival has announced that their 2012 artist-in-residence, CocoRosie, will partner with Australian filmmaker Emma Freeman for a special live performance called Harmless Monster. The conceit is that you, the PEOPLE, can send in any video (without sound) that’s under five minutes, and if your video is chosen, CocoRosie will play a live score to it during the performance. The puppet masters in charge of selecting the film docket are Freeman (naturally) and Rupert Casady, one of the alter-egos of CocoRosie member Bianca Casady, who enjoys tarot cards and can see the future.
Without any additional constraints beyond the absence of sound, the possibilities of what you could send in are literally endless. CocoRosie tend to like unicorns, fake mustaches, and parasols, so if you can squeeze any of those items into your clip, you’ve probably got a winner on your hands. With Rupert on the judging panel, though, the final selections are technically already known…. If you think he’s conjured up a vision of your work, submissions should be sent using MediaFire to harmlessmonster.donau [at] gmail.com before March 30.
The festival goes from April 28 to May 5, with the Harmless Monsters concert taking place on the opening night. Other highlights on the bill include performances by Atlas Sound, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Squarepusher, among many others.