A Photo Journey Through Italy’s Abandoned Nightclubs – Noisey By Laura Petillo, translated by Cristina Politano, May 14 2017
Discotex, a new documentary project, offers an audiovisual glimpse into the cathedrals from the glory days of Italian vinyl.
Melillo’s journey is probably best summarized as a study in understanding a location as an extension of a different space. She argues that these nightclubs are heterotopias, and paraphrases the philosopher Michel Foucault: “Different spaces are […] alternate locations, a type of challenge to the mythical and real simultaneity of the spaces in which we live.” You can still ignore reality at a discotheque, even if it’s abandoned. Discourse runs dry; only music resounds. That music is gone, but Discotex offers a chance to rediscover the sound of it, if only for a few seconds.