MAY 24-29, 2016
OPENING: TUESDAY MAY 24, 2016 7-9PM WITH PERFORMANCE
LIVE PERFORMANCE / SCREENING
Monday, June 6, 7:30-9:30 PM
7:30PM OPENING / 8:00PM SCREENING AND PERFORMANCE / 9:00PM Q+A AFTER THE SCREENING
UNDERWATER by Baby Alpaca
Curated by Baptiste Semal
The Hollows is pleased to present a screening of UNDERWATER by the musical act Baby Alpaca, an exhibition of video art accompanied by live music from the LP of the same name. The screening will feature music videos of the songs Under Water, Can't Find My Way, Teenage Graceland, Soaring Highways, Polar Lights, Will I Ever See You Again?, Forever Summer and Sea Of Dreams. Baby Alpaca’s style of ’80s pop-infused electro-folk straddles the lines between the visual and the auditory, creating the warm sensation of floating off into a dream-like, other-worldly plane of existence. His softly-sung, deep vocalizations roll, drift, and vibrate throughout the electronic layered soundscapes. Hypnotic in nature, the music evokes a whimsical auditory journey and the feeling of wandering. Yet there is also a dark undercurrent to Baby Alpaca’s music. Each line of lyrics and inflection in tone is tinted with wistful melancholy. On occasion, his voice crescendos into a melodic, sensual howl that breaks through the sparse beats. The videos that accompany the music embody the same type of passionate yearning wanderlust, vaguely tinged with danger. The songs, already conductive to putting the listener into a transient state, transport them into the world of videos. UNDERWATER will be showing on June 6, 2016, opening at 7:30 PM, with a performance and screening from 8:00- 9:00 PM, and a Q&A from 9:00- 9:30 PM.
Baby Alpaca’s first LP, UNDERWATER is produced by Filip Nikolic (Poolside/Ima Robot/Junior Senior.) The first single from the LP, Teenage Graceland, premiered on Noisey on February 1st, 2016, followed by Will I Ever See You Again? on Vogue along with an exclusive performance and In Our Eyes, a duet with Theresa Wayman of Warpaint on Consequence of Sound. The debut EP’s music videos WILD CHILD & SEA of DREAMS also premiered on Noisey, Nowness, NPR and Vogue. Baby Alpaca is not only about music, but the strong visual world that surrounds it.
Chris Kittrell, better known by his stage name Baby Alpaca, is an American singer, songwriter, and artist. Kittrell’s artistic repertoire includes film, painting, musical composition, autoharp, guitar and motion collage. His voice has been described as “hypnotic” by Vogue, “slinky, soulful” by Vice, and “sounds like a Morrisey fronted XX”. The debut album UNDERWATER is released on May 6, 2016. Read more here New York Times, NPR, VICE,Interview Magazine, Vogue, FADER.