Out of Order - The underground rave scene 1997 - 2006 by Molly Macindoe
This Second Edition has a brand-new look inside and out. In addition to the original 400 images, there are 70 previously unseen photos, including 4 new events, totalling 77 parties over a span of 10 years. Complementing the written introduction on Rave Culture, is a foreword from the artist Tom Hunter.
The new edition is thread-sewn and bound in hardback. The cover design is colour screen printed on black Wibalin stock with opaque white+Foil block transparent gloss. The content is wood-free matt-coated paper stock. The look is at once a quality art book and decidedly subversive, like the photographs themselves.
The photographs in Out of Order are a culmination of Molly Macindoe’s ten years’ work meticulously documenting the free party and teknival scene from her own refreshing perspective. Her pictures chronologically depict the journey of both a culture and an individual.
Controversial in its revisionist attitude, Macindoe’s work acts as a visual counterweight to the culture of voyeuristic sensationalism found in the mainstream media. She chooses to portray a very personal narrative with a positive outlook. Through the use of an insider’s perspective, the balance is redressed. In the process she has produced a work that is more than just an art book, but is also a social documentary of significant historical and academic value.
Four hundred and seventy photographs are accompanied by two essays describing the parallel journeys of the photographer and the underground rave scene written by musicologist and journalist Caroline Stedman.
The first edition having sold out worldwide, Macindoe and a design team at Ditto Press have produced this second edition whose new look does justice to the edgy and transgressive scene portrayed within its covers.
Response to ‘Out of Order’:
“The images contained within summon you into the party like a slow motion glitch in the mainframe; this is where you can smell the rave and feel the bass. Molly’s work annihilates the media’s lazy, generic stock image l of the scene and successfully represents one of the most important movements of our time.” — A Raver’s Tribute
“Forget everything you knew about raves and the free party scene – a new photography book by Molly Macindoe captures the subculture from a breathtakingly intimate perspective… from Tottenham squats to Bedouin deserts, she’s partied and photographed them all. …’Out Of Order’, is out now… and it’s one of the headiest and most atmospheric monuments to humanity’s most basic instinct: to party and dance like there’s no tomorrow.” – Wonderland Magazine
“Macindoe’s documentation of the ‘squat party’ scene really shows the depth of the subject capturing the humour, excitement and even the squalor. Dramatic, without presenting the unacceptable as style.” — Hotshoe International “Do you like raves? Do you like parties? Do you care about Europe’s dance culture history? If you answered "yes" under your breath to any of these questions you might have seen ‘Out of Order’!” — Vice