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Hatis Noit shares A.I.-generated video for new single Angelus Novus

17.5  2022


Following the announcement of her debut album Aura, due out June 24, with Mary Anne Hobbs championing her at BBC 6 Music as "one of the most extraordinary live performers", Hatis Noit shares transcendental next single Angelus Novus with an equally mind-bending, A.I.-generated music video. She also announces unmissable headline shows at Hallé at St Michael's, Manchester on August 20 and St John on Bethnal Green, London on August 25.

Angelus Novus, meaning ‘New Angel’ in Latin, is named after a monoprint by the artist Paul Klee, which appears in the German philosopher Walter Benjamin’s essay Angel of History. "When I wrote this song, I remembered this image of an angel flying against the rough winds of history, which resonated very strongly with me in regards to both personal and social struggles. The song has a very intimate, introverted outro as I wanted it to end with a place of healing," she recalls.

Directed by Yuma Kishi and his A.I., Yuma creates works in which the digital intelligence and the analogue body are always placed in a parallel relationship. For the video Hatis Noit wanted to explore the borderlines and fluidity of identity after being confronted with the self-alienated sensation she feels as a Japanese individual living in the UK. Sometimes being mistaken for Chinese she wondered ‘what makes us different?’ or ‘Is there any borderline?’.

Elaborating, she explains: “Sometimes the answer is ‘yes', we are different and unique, but then also I found that sometimes we have something in common, or sometimes we even feel we are connected through our genes somehow... With this video, I wanted to show how apparent yet fluid this borderline is — through the united and mutated image of different cast by Yuma's artificial intelligence without prejudice, and ask further: 'where does one end and another begin?’.”

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