Fri 24 Feb: Scism: ‘Dalston Bump’ release Party
‘Dalston Bump’ is an ode to the gentrification of London and the pockets of authenticity that remain. Written during a recent artistic residency, SCISM, at VFD, AV artist Matthew Glamorre gifted the track as a mark of respect for the venue’s history and continuing support of local underground and creative communities. Against all the odds and mounting commercial pressures VFD holds out as one of London’s last, truly alternative and experimental spaces.
Expect: a selection of artists from SCISM‘s Gender Agenda series with the riotous Glamorre at the helm.
Doors 10pm – late :: £5
Watch Glamorre and co doing the Bump here
Glamorre has been at the forefront of British underground movements since 1987, his clubs like 2XS, Smashing, HARDERFASTERLOUDER, The Siren Suite & Kash Point were instrumental to the development of the music, art and fashion of the times. He is also an award winning short film director & audio-visual artist.
In 1991 Glamorre pulled the band Minty together around legendary performance icon Leigh Bowery and went on to front the band after Leigh’s death. Banned from performing in London and many UK cities Minty were labelled ‘The sickest band in the land’ by the tabloids and caused controversy at TOTP over whether the BBC should ‘endorse’ such people. As support on Pulp’s ‘Common People’ tour Minty traumatised a generation of indie kids many of whom are still scared to this day.
Glamorre also founded & directed The Offset, an amorphous live art collective featuring artists such as Grayson Perry, Ron Athey, Add N to X and David Hoyle. Most recently he completed a world tour of ‘Albion Voice’, an immersive audio-visual collaboration with the singer Bishi. He conceived, co-wrote and produced her album and created all the visual elements.