Holly Herndon presents PROTO
Since the release of her debut album Movement in 2012, Holly Herndon has successfully mined the edges of electronic and Avant Garde pop and emerged with a dynamic and disruptive canon of her own.
Holly returns to ACCA with new material from her third album, PROTO, developed in partnership with long time collaborator Mathew Dryhurst and created in collaboration with her own A.I. ‘baby’, Spawn.
PROTO makes reference to what Holly refers to as the protocol era, where rapidly surfacing ideological battles over the future of A.I. protocols, centralised and decentralised internet protocols, and personal and political protocols compel us to ask ourselves who are we, what are we, what do we stand for, and what are we heading towards?
“There’s a pervasive narrative of technology as dehumanizing,” says Holly. “We stand in contrast to that. It’s not like we want to run away; we’re very much running towards it, but on our terms. Choosing to work with an ensemble of humans is part of our protocol. I don’t want to live in a world in which humans are automated off stage. I want an A.I. to be raised to appreciate and interact with that beauty ”
Support from Loraine James
North London native Loraine James is an electronic producer who effortlessly blends Electronica and IDM with whispers of jazz and ambience all wrapped up in the artists key avant-garde aesthetic and sensibility. Having recently released ‘Button Mashing’ on New York Haunted, Loraine has gone on to sign with Hyperdub for her next release, 'For You And I'.
Venue doors 7pm
Loraine James 8pm
Holly Herndon 9pm
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Dates & Times
Thursday 17 October, 20198:00pm