• ESC-Cape

    House music become extensively popular among club culture. As house music evolved, the creation of sub-genres allowed the house scene to focus on the individual preferences of the dancer. It allowed party organisers to rearrange the set up of parties, no longer one stage and one artist was enough to fulfil the desires of the dance floor for the evening. ESC-Cape became a research and design project examining the difference sides of club-culture. The exhibition artwork shows an isolated individual dancing experience which is a contradiction of the club-culture philosophy from the past.
  • House music club culture

    Interesting to see is how even the importance role of the artist is being questioned by the individualistic listener. The arise of silent disco parties is allowing the dancer to channel in-between different DJ’s with a touch of a button. Silent disco parties are a perfect example of how club-culture is changing into an individualistic experience rather than a unified one. Another example is the darkness of a space, where clubs as “De School” is making their space so dark that the only thing you could see is the person next to you.
  • My House

    In the beginning there was Jack, and Jack had a groove, And from this groove came the groove of all grooves, And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, jack bold declared, “Let there be House!” And house music was born. “I am, you see, I am the creator, and this is my house! And, in my house there is only house music. But, I am not so selfish because once you enter my house it then becomes our house and our house music!”.
  • Escapism

    House music became the escapism towards another realm, leaded by “Jack”, gave a safe haven to explore ones identity. Song like the “promised land - Joe smooth” reflected the role of the dance floor and its societal importance. The role of the dance floor was to bring everyone from different societal backgrounds together and unify them into a temporarily shared happiness.
  • Exhibition

  • Exhibition

  • Exhibition

  • Exhibition

Interesting to see is how even the importance role of the artist is being questioned by the individualistic listener. The arise of silent disco parties is allowing the dancer to channel in-between different DJ’s with a touch of a button. Silent disco parties are a perfect example of how club-culture is changing into an individualistic experience rather than a unified one. Another example is the darkness of a space, where clubs as “De School” is making their space so dark that the only thing you could see is the person next to you.

In the beginning there was Jack, and Jack had a groove, And from this groove came the groove of all grooves, And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, jack bold declared, “Let there be House!” And house music was born. “I am, you see, I am the creator, and this is my house! And, in my house there is only house music. But, I am not so selfish because once you enter my house it then becomes our house and our house music!”.

House music became the escapism towards another realm, leaded by “Jack”, gave a safe haven to explore ones identity. Song like the “promised land - Joe smooth” reflected the role of the dance floor and its societal importance. The role of the dance floor was to bring everyone from different societal backgrounds together and unify them into a temporarily shared happiness.