Holly Herndon
PROTO (restaged)

Dec 06, 2019
Kraftwerk Berlin

Performance by sound artist Holly Herdon and collaborator Mat Dryhurst featuring their “A.I. baby” Spawn presented on 6 December 2019.

Presenting AI as an opportunity to interact with human beauty

On the occasion of Refik Anadol’s Latent Being exhibition, composer, musician, and sound artist Holly Herndon and her long-time collaborator Mat Dryhurst staged their album PROTO at Kraftwerk Berlin. It featured Spawn, their ‘A.I. baby’, interpreting and collaborating with a contemporary ensemble of vocalists.

The staging of PROTO within Kraftwerk Berlin’s vast space immersed the audience in Herndon’s unique take on the issue of technology and humanity – presenting AI, not as dehumanising but as an opportunity to appreciate and interact with human beauty through a fresh perspective.

Curated by Agnes Gryczkowska

“artificial intelligence doesn’t have context – much like a child. We’re encoding our values [within it].”

Holly Herndon, The Guardian


Holly Herndon