Live music session for Guruji
Original music by KLC; 3D modeling by Oskar Jakobsen; videography by Floris Schönfeld; choreography and dance by Rebekah Ubuntu; costume by Zadie Xa; soundsystem rig by Xander Yesilirmak; written and directed by Jude Crilly
Commissioned by Serpentine Galleries for Transformation Marathon
For the recording of Guruji, artist Jude Crilly brought together a group of lone bedroom techno & deep-bass composers, who usually make their sounds by night behind their computer screens. Guruji was recorded, cut and mastered at an all-night techno conjuring session at Cafe OTO, London. In a fully ritualised audio labour—with full soundsystem rig—they join forces to summon the Guruji, a spinning rave digital divinity. She’s like a youtube bedroom dancer; sexy girl, she’s into dubstep, 2-step garage, ambient and house. But through the smoke machine of data, something really happens when she hears the subs. Guruji the Illumination, she comes in hard with the dawn, comes with a special message for the radio.