Created for the 1995 Catalyst Arts exhibition Subterraneans curated by Dougal McKenzie, DISCO takes the shoe spotted canvas of Liptych, 1994, and dresses it up to the vampish, setting it on the cabaret or dance hall stage. Displayed against the wall with a narrow depth and measuring 13' in height, DISCO dwarfs the viewer. DISCO is animated through the use of materials; as the viewer walks past, the glittered circles sparkle giving the illusion of movement.
DISCO alludes to the cinematic space - with curtains drawn back to reveal the object of entertainment, and the blue curtains and red shoes recalling the aesthetics and narratives of cinema. The red glitter shoes draw reference to the synchronised dancers from Busby Berkeley's 1930s musicals and Dorothy’s shoes in The Wizard of Oz; while the dense heavy curtains bring to mind David Lynch's Blue Velvet.