Rave and Its Influence on Art and Culture

Client: Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
Credits: Glossary illustrations by Sander Van de Vijver

See Also: Energy Flash: The Rave Movement
Rave culture from the 1980s and 1990s was Europe’s last big youth movement. Energy Flash is the first museum exhibition for considering rave, as well as the social, political, economic and technological conditions that led to the advent of rave as an alternative movement across Europe. It looks at the ideologies as well as the aesthetics of rave, along with its effects on wider culture. I designed the catalog to Energy Flash – simply entitled Rave – for London-based Black Dog Publishing. This 272-page book combines artistic contributions, specially commissioned texts, interviews and factual material. It features texts by Mark Fisher and Nav Haq, as well as interviews with Walter van Beirendonck – the famous Belgian fashion designer – and Renaat Vandepapeliere of R&S Records.