watch gaika’s dark directorial debut

Stick another string on that bow.

by i-D Staff
17 November 2016, 10:25pm

Exploring the themes of love, tension, and political strife featured in his new SPAGHETTO EP, south London's GAIKA has turned his hand to directing. Part of a series of commissions by Warp Records for Channel 4's late night treat, Random Acts, Another Hole In Babylon stars Zawe Ashton and Anthony Welsh in a dark and warped eight-minute short.

"The film is about a few interlocking things," explains GAIKA. "It's human emotion existing within reality. I think a lot of the time in music or art, we live in a fantasy world, and living in that fantasy world and being completely separated from reality becomes normal, but it's weird to me. I wanted to try and make something that really shows how I feel, that those things aren't separate, feelings aren't abstract from forces. If you take an idea, abstract it, reality can and will still show through." 

"There's that, and then it's also about my parents and experiences that they witnessed, in some regard, as truth be told, you can't separate the spaghetti from the sauce. On some level it's about the world that we live in at the moment too as much as it about people in a Knightsbridge basement in 1975."

GAIKA performs at Baby's All Right tonight, November 17. His SPAGHETTO EP is out now on Warp Records. 

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