The recently FACT-featured Holly Herndon has released the video for ‘Movement’, the title track from her new album.
Director Mathew Dryhurst explains the video thus: “We conceived the video for ‘Movement’ with China in mind. Parallel to the kinetic, circular movement of the track, we considered latent movements and how China is often evoked in conversation as some invisible threat. It often reads like a horror story; jobs are “stolen” from American communities, Chinese manufactured products look exactly like domestically produced products, yet like insurgent entities are often discussed with an air of suspicion and dread.”
“In opposition to that suspect mindset, we set forth to produce a moving image in intimate hi-fidelity, inspired by the grace and power of Chinese Olympic legend Guo Jingjing, master film maker Jia Zhangke and the elegance and futurity of Joyetech e-cigarettes. We were so fortunate to work with two future humans in their own right: Pei Ling Kao, a decorated Taiwanese contemporary dancer and choreographer, and Nathan Ng, a model and MMA fighter. The video is very much a product of San Francisco and we are proud of that.”
Movement is out now via RVNG Intl; watch the video below.