Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Last Night

A close up of a needle of a record player, playing on top of a vinyl record.
Dates and Opening times

Fri 7 – Sun 23 June


Thu 6 – Sun 9 June, 10am – 11:30pm
Sat 22 June, 10am – 11.30pm

Full length screenings of the film will take place on these days


Fri 14 – Sun 16 June, 10am – 6pm
Fri 21 & Sun 23 June, 10am – 6pm


The Warehouse
100 Eastvale Place
G3 8QG

Martin Beck
Presented by

SWG3 with 47 Canal, New York


Good access: The venue has ramped or level access and/or lifts to access upper floors

Toilets: The venue has toilets available for visitors

Accessible Toilets: The venue has a wheelchair-accessible toilet

Gender Neutral: The venue has toilets not separated by gender or sex

Baby Change: The venue has baby change facilities

Refreshments: There is a café or somewhere you can purchase refreshments

2nd June 2024 marks the 40th anniversary of the penultimate party hosted by David Mancuso at his loft space at 99 Prince Street in New York. Martin Beck’s 13-hour video work, Last Night, 2016, is based on the 119 songs played by Mancuso on that night. 

Beginning on Valentine’s Day, 1970, David regularly hosted dance parties at his home on 647 Broadway and after the mid-seventies, at 99 Prince Street in SoHo, Manhattan. The invitation for the foundational party included an image of Salvador Dalí’s painting The Persistence of Memory, 1931, and David’s phrase ‘Love Saves the Day.’ What came to be known as the Loft parties were unique in their combination of communal atmosphere and high-quality sound, centred around music and dancing. 

The Loft became a legendary blueprint after which many celebrated disco-era New York clubs and beyond tried to model themselves. Last Night shows the records being played in full, in sequence on a vintage turntable in a domestic atmosphere, providing an intimate journey of music and images reflecting a singular night at a particular moment in time.