“In villages throughout the USSR the diskoteka was the only shiny object surrounded by dark, dreary landscapes,” says American photographer Andrew Miksys. Today, many of these discos continues to welcome new generations, though in much scarcer numbers. Miksys returned to Lithuania, where his family is from, to photograph these rural clubs. Once a form of escape in the Soviet era, they now mirror the past. The photos in the book were taken over ten years. “I never knew what I was going to find, but the prospect of discovering a disco somewhere in the dark with coloured lights pouring out the windows and pulsating music pushed me forward.”
DISKO is available from the artist's website, and see more photos here.