Earlier this year global DJ legend Carl Cox played the last ever party at the iconic yet now defunct Space nightclub. A nightclub so significant to club culture and Ibiza that Fabric’s subsequent fight for survival seemed almost frivolous in comparison. Yet unlike Fabric, Space will not be re-opening, at least not in its original guise.
Tonights 45 minute documentary – Space Is The Place, follows Cox across the 2016 season in Ibiza, from the Music Is Revolution opening in June through to the closing in September. It offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on a pivotal moment in clubbing history, and a window into Cox’s life, inside and outside the DJ booth. It’s the story of a clubbing icon coming to terms with the next phase of his career, and of a clubbing island facing up to an uncertain future. [words via RA]
Although Space is technically closing its doors to 30 years of clubbing history, in truth those doors won’t be shut long, with it re-opening in 2017 under the management of the Ushuaia team. Space Is The Place also touches upon the impact of this significant management change and in particular the fear that Ibiza could be uncontrollably slipping toward the vacuous abyss that is VIP club culture.
The film will premiere at 12:05 AM on Channel 4. It will then be available to watch on 4oD and Resident Advisor from December 2nd. [Watch Trailer Below]