The Buzzclub, Liverpool, UK/Mysteryworld, Zaandam, NL

Rineke Dijkstra


Edition : First / Hannover / Sprengel / 1998 / Softcover. / VG+
4to, Unpaginated (ca 32pp). Printed wrappers. Numerous Colour images.

Legendary Dijkstra Buzzclub/Mysteryworld project. Paquette on the work- “This video was shot over a span of two years, but seems as if it all takes place in one or two nights. A voyeuristic trip through beat clubs in Liverpool, UK and Zaandam, Netherlands, the film is rhythmic and hypnotic, alternating channels in sometimes subtle minimalism, and at other times oddly off sync. The club kids dance as well as smoke, chew gum, and drink beers (often simultaneously). Whereas the adolescents on the beach appear vulnerable and awkward, the kids in The Buzz Club exude confidence and power. Dijkstra has entered their world and they are in control. Dijkstra captures this world in her familiar usage of extended timing and anticipation”.

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