Here’s a dream collaboration between San Francisco-based producer Holly Herndon and progressive graphic design duo Metahaven, released through RVNG Intl on September 16, in this video for new track ‘Home’.
Bringing together what has been an ongoing relationship between the creative and the political, Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden build on past work producing merchandise for Wikileaks and interrogating privacy and surveillance in their recent Black Transparency exhibition (as well as the accompanying book out via Sternberg Press) in parallel with Herndon’s much more personal interaction with technology and the network.
Following the celebrated union of being embodied in the device expressed in her previous single ‘Chorus‘, ‘Home’ to follow is essentially the break up between Herndon, her laptop and those systems of control connected to it as rollover embeds link to a call to lawmakers to “Protect Internet freedom. Defend net neutrality” as seen (and heard) below:
Eulogising vulnerability and a breach of trust in the bare vocal layering of “I know that you know me / better than I know me”, Herndon’s human – machine relationship is characterised by the fact that the more you give, the more you stand to lose. That’s while Metahaven’s friendly-looking PRISM icons and warm primary colours engulf Herndon’s ever-shifting image in the accompanying video for a love story gone sour, as introduced via press release: “Dear NSA: it’s over”.
See the RVNG Intl website for details. **