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.
- Victor Fonseca treats his graphic design practice like a “playground”
- Photographer Jack Latham investigates the hidden conspiracies of Bohemian Grove
- Stella Park’s warm illustrations reflect her outlook on life
- Ugly beauty and challenging established norms feature in Jade Palace's collaboration with Yat Pit
- Astrid Seme elevates an artist’s work by challenging it through the lens of design
- Elizabeth Hibbard’s unsettling photographs examine subjective experience with a visceral gaze
- New study claims to pinpoint the most creative time of day, down to the minute
- Singapore-based studio Swell explores the idea of the banished book
- "My little niece and my grandmother like the game equally": how Playables made the simply addictive Kids
- In being "open to possibilities" still life painter Duane Keiser paints the everyday joys of life
- What the cluck? KFC releases limited-edition bucket hat
- For Bizzarri-Rodriguez, book design “is everything except a science”