GAIKA to put on a one-off immersive show as part of Liverpool International Music Festival
‘SYSTEM 2.0’ is a follow up of GAIKA’s ‘SYSTEM’ which took place over a month long period in 2018
GAIKA is putting on a one-off audio-visual show, ‘SYSTEM 2.0’, at Liverpool International Music Festival this month.
The experience will combine GAIKA’s architectural artwork with sets from some of the best names in electronic music — including Marcellus Pittman, Flohio and more.
‘SYSTEM 2.0’ is a “futuristic technological structure”, a press release describes. It combines GAIKA’s artistic vision with his architectural skill, standing as a piece which is embolic of the spirit of Afro-Caribbean soundsystem culture.
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With musical and physical participation within and around the structure, GAIKA hopes to entice dialogue about the relationship between consumer and curator. GAIKA also wants to expose the deep socio-political significance of soundsystem structures to Afro-Caribbean communities.
Within the structure of ‘SYSTEM 2.0’, audiences will be able to experience music from the likes of Marcellus Pittman, Flohio, Flora Yin-Wong, Glor1a, God Colony and Nazar.
The audio-visual project is an extension of GAIKA’s ‘SYSTEM’, which was displayed at Somerset House for a month in 2018.
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The original ‘SYSTEM’ was an installation which symbolised the importance of soundsystems to Afro-Caribbean communities, and the place of soundsystem within carnivals.
In the summer of 2018, GAIKA, alongside Boiler Room and Somerset House Studios, hosted music events within the structure of ‘SYSTEM’ in the weeks leading up to Notting Hill Carnival.
Liverpool International Music Festival is taking place between July 29 and July 31. The festival was once Europe’s largest free music festival, but as of 2018, it became a paid, ticketed event.
Also at Liverpool International Music Festival is Girls Don’t Sync and Heartless House Party.
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You’ll be able to catch GAIKA’s System 2.0 on Friday, July 29 in the Invisible Wind Factory. Tickets start at £5. For tickets and more information, check out the Liverpool International Music Festival website here.
Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter