‘Hello Dankness’ is a political fable that bears witness to the psychotropic spectacle of American politics from 2016 to 2021, and the mythologies and lore that took root around it. Taking form as a suburban stoner musical, the film follows a neighbourhood through these years as consensus reality disintegrates into conspiracy and other contagions. Part political satire, zombie apocalypse, and Greek tragedy, the work is also informed by the encrypted memetics of contemporary internet culture.
Dan and Dominique Angeloro are an artist duo who make sample-based films with a rogue documentary impulse. They are fundamentally interested in the politics of images; how they circulate, whom they benefit and how they can be undone. Formed in Sydney in 2002, they’ve been in based in New York since 2012. They have exhibited extensively within the fields of art and experimental cinema, and have collaborated on projects with cyberfeminist collective VNS Matrix and electronic music group The Avalanches. Their new feature ‘Hello Dankness’ (2022) follows their controversial political revenge fable ‘Terror Nullius’ (2018). Their filmography also includes ‘The Phoenix Portal’ (2005), ‘Hollywood Burn’ (2006), ‘Astro Black’ (2007-2015), ‘After the Rainbow’ (2009), ‘The Time that Remains’ (2012), ‘The Carousel’ (2011) and ‘The Was’ (2016).