The music cube
Using video, lighting and sound, the Music Cube immerses the visitor in a 1980s dance party.
Dance parties emerged from an underground subculture as a new form of popular entertainment. Pioneered by the Recreational Arts Team, dance parties satisfied the primal need to celebrate en masse. DJs became an advertised attraction, pumping out high volume dance music. Experimental recording artists like Severed Heads delivered electronic and techno sounds. Video artists created visual effects to go with the music. By 1989 Sydney was buzzing with the excitement and energy of huge events such as the stylish and theatrical Sweatbox parties.