It’s Nice That had a great time when we last visited London venue The Glove that Fits. We think we did at least. There were beers, good house music, more beers, great lighting, and more beers. We swore we’d make a return, and now we’ve got the perfect excuse. Next month sees the launch of a new year-long design residency set to combine jaw-dropping visuals with boundary-pushing music in what’s set to be a feast for the senses.
While the emphasis is on collaboration, for the first residency Adult Swim animator Philip Rugo will be filling the Hackney-based space with a self-scored and suitably off-kilter video piece. Philip will be followed by Nic Hamilton (who is working with Manchester-based explorers of all things deep, dark, and dubby, Space Afrika), Thomas Traum (paired with Irish producer J Colleran) and Australian installation artist Tristan Jalleh, who is set to have his abstract video work given a musical accompaniment by genre-defying act, Afrodeutsch.
Everyone involved has been given complete creative control over their aesthetic approach, but each project will be anchored by an “artefact” which will find itself popping up throughout each video piece. The artefact – be it an object, image, or symbol – will then find its way into the physical world and be able to purchase at the venue.
The 150 capacity venue will be decked out with wall-mounted monitor screens which are set to give the artist in residency a chance to exhibit works old and new.