Nightlife de Dieter Van Lathauwer
Limited 250 copies print run
Also available: special edition numbers 1-69 with unpublished print in slipsleeve and signed for 100 euro.
In the 80′-90’s clubs, dancings, discotheques were booming thanks to house music. Ten thousands of teenagers enjoyed and lost themselves weekend after weekend. Seeking an escape from everyday annoyance with beats beats beats. The newspapers were interested in drugs, violence, annoyance for the neighbours. For them and for alot of people it was gomorra. Belgium, only 300k square kilometer, contained a dense network of legendary clubs with international deejays. People came from allover Europe to Belgium. Cherry moon, Illusion, Carat, Extreme, La rocca, Boccaccio, Fuse, Balmoral, Lagoa, and many others. Today dancingland is on its decline. the images in this book document the dancings, places where you can go clubbing only in weekends at night. They document the landscape and the urban integration, the building styles, the mystery.
In Nightlife, Dieter De Lathauwer exposes the outsides of dancings to the daylight.
The secrecy of the architectural inclusion of dancings in the unwitty city or town, shows a new upcoming cultural heritage, but also the core of this series: the act of dancing itself, despite its outcast position is intertwined with our everyday lives. Indelible. Touching.