As the team behind The Kazimier launched The Invisible Wind Factory in December, Getintothis’ Oliver Matich was on hand to capture it on film.
If you haven’t heard of The Invisible Wind Factory, then where have you been the last couple of months? To not inconsiderable fanfare the latest project from the team behind The Kazimier opened its doors in December to an expectant public.
It is difficult to overstate the impact that The Kazimier has had in its short life. From its beginnings it brought a sense of style and innovation to the city, as well as providing a stage for bands and performing artists where the venue seemed, in many ways, to be almost as important as the artists themselves.
Rather than be another soulless venue aimed to rinse bands and punter alike, The Kazimier has seemed to encourage artistic creativity and engender a sense of unity between crowd and performer. What is really is evident just how much artists enjoy playing there and how they thrive in its unique atmosphere.
With this in mind we were concerned when its future appeared to be in doubt towards the end of last year. However, at the same time we were looking forward to the opening of The Invisible Wind Factory and excited at the new creative opportunities that it promised. This anticipation was slightly tempered by the nagging fear that, following the relocation of Sound City to the city’s northern docks, the artistic community was being squeezed out of its privileged city centre hub.
In the case of The Invisible Wind Factory our anxieties were allayed. It became apparent that the move and choice of venue was dictated by the artistic freedom it afforded. As our review and picture gallery amply illustrate, its scale and the blank canvas afforded by the disused industrial setting provided an almost science-fiction-inspired vision. A nightclub of futuristic proportions, it was like something Liverpool had never seen before.
The undoubted highlight of the night was the performance by The Kazimier‘s very own Dogshow, a group for whom the techno label does a disservice and understates wildly their artistic potency.
Lucky for us, then, that Getintothis’ Oliver Matich to shoot this exclusive video for us and provide to you a bit more flavour of the launch party beyond mere words.
We can’t wait to see where the team behind the project go next, whatever it might be you’ll probably hear about it first from us.
Words by Getintothis’ Paul Higham