Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Ava O Donohoe 

BA [Hons] Art

I studied abroad in Berlin and fell in love with the nightlife and the culture surrounding the clubnachts. Recently Berlin techno has been UNESCO protected. While I was in Berlin I found dancing to be the best way to release all stresses, worries and personal issues. I would walk in and hear the thumping of the music and instantly feel euphoric. The sense of community and respect each person had for each other created a safe space for me to be completely myself. In Berlin I felt isolated and lonely, when I walked into a nightclub I was part of a huge community and I felt at peace and at home. I wanted to pay homage to these amazing moments that I had.

Project Description

In this piece I wanted to create the illusion of a bathroom stall in a nightclub. The sound of the muffled distant techno pumping, the graffiti on the walls and the broken toilet. My video is a compilation of clips of someone dancing by themselves, myself DJ-ing and found footage from 90’s raves. The sound is a mix that I have made and put the channel levels on my DJ decks