German artist Carsten Höller’s new installation The Double Club opens in London tonight.
Designed with London-based architect Carmody Groarke and Swedish/German design duo Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar, The Double Club takes the form of a bar, restaurant and nightclub divided into two – one part Congolese and the other Western.
The venue, situated in a Victorian warehouse behind Angel Tube station, will be open to the public for six months.
A percentage of the profits from The Double Club will be donated to the City of Joy charity, which is a hospital for victims of violence and rape in Congo. There will also be a fundraiser in early 2009 and proceeds will go to the charity.
In 2006 Höller produced the work Test Site, an installation of slides in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall as part of the Tate’s Unilever Series.