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The Architecture of Underground Dance Music: The Work of Shaun Bloodworth

The Architecture of Underground Dance Music: The Work of Shaun Bloodworth AbstractThis photo essay presents a posthumous consideration of the work of Shaun Bloodworth, photographer of musicians from the UK underground dance scene in the early twenty-first century. The article argues that Bloodworth sets up in his portraits a connection between figure and background that involves the same re-territorialization of the urban landscape that occurred in the dance scene itself in the late 1980s, when dance music promoters illegally occupied dilapidated unused spaces for parties in cities such as Sheffield, London and Manchester. The catalog of work that Bloodworth left on his death in 2016 can be seen as a series of images which play on a tension between anonymity and celebrity, both of the musicians and of the architectural setting. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

The Architecture of Underground Dance Music: The Work of Shaun Bloodworth

Architecture and Culture , Volume 7 (2): 13 – May 4, 2019

The Architecture of Underground Dance Music: The Work of Shaun Bloodworth

Architecture and Culture , Volume 7 (2): 13 – May 4, 2019

Abstract

AbstractThis photo essay presents a posthumous consideration of the work of Shaun Bloodworth, photographer of musicians from the UK underground dance scene in the early twenty-first century. The article argues that Bloodworth sets up in his portraits a connection between figure and background that involves the same re-territorialization of the urban landscape that occurred in the dance scene itself in the late 1980s, when dance music promoters illegally occupied dilapidated unused spaces for parties in cities such as Sheffield, London and Manchester. The catalog of work that Bloodworth left on his death in 2016 can be seen as a series of images which play on a tension between anonymity and celebrity, both of the musicians and of the architectural setting.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.1080/20507828.2019.1614799
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Abstract

AbstractThis photo essay presents a posthumous consideration of the work of Shaun Bloodworth, photographer of musicians from the UK underground dance scene in the early twenty-first century. The article argues that Bloodworth sets up in his portraits a connection between figure and background that involves the same re-territorialization of the urban landscape that occurred in the dance scene itself in the late 1980s, when dance music promoters illegally occupied dilapidated unused spaces for parties in cities such as Sheffield, London and Manchester. The catalog of work that Bloodworth left on his death in 2016 can be seen as a series of images which play on a tension between anonymity and celebrity, both of the musicians and of the architectural setting.

Journal

Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: May 4, 2019

Keywords: electronic dance music; architecture; photography; underground; identity; post-industrialism

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