The architecture of underground dance music : the work of Shaun Bloodworth

Cookney, DJ ORCID: 2019, 'The architecture of underground dance music : the work of Shaun Bloodworth' , Architecture & Culture, 7 (2) , pp. 235-247.

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Presenting a posthumous consideration of the work of photographer Shaun Bloodworth with a focus on his use of the urban landscape, this photo essay argues that there is a connection between figure and ground that defies conventional portraiture. Furthermore, in Bloodworth’s work, the use of oft-ignored backdrops involves the same reterritorialization that occurred in the late 1980s as dance music promoters illegally occupied dilapidated unused spaces for parties in cities such as Sheffield, London and Manchester. The catalogue of work that he left on his death in 2016 is then a dystopian series of images where the celebration of architects and musicians as celebrities seemingly hasn’t occurred and the metropolis’s less celebrated environs are seemingly reclaimed by the equally anonymous.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Architecture & Culture
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 2050-7828
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Depositing User: DJ Cookney
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2019 13:24
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 16:16

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