Whitstable, United Kingdom
This is the role of house music as a nomadic archival institution, house. A place where music is recontextualised. The analysis shows how DJ and music production practices intertwine to produce a plurality of unstable cultural and musical connections that are temporarily anchored within specific DJ sets. The conceptual framework draws on the work of Deleuze, Guattari and Foucault, as well as Baudrillard’s sense of seduction, with the aim to introduce a fluid notion of mediated nomadic cultural memory, a type of countermemory, enabled by the third record and thereby to playfully re-imagine the dynamic function of a music archive.
From Disco’s Revenge: House Music’s Nomadic Memory by Hillegonda C. Rietveld