The London-based art group Discotheque existed to provide a possible theoretical/practical framework for contemporary art practice. It provided a platform for the development of critically engaged artistic activity through an ongoing commitment to ideas-based art.

By prising open a critical space between the poles of the social, the aesthetic, and the conceptual, Discotheque endeavoured to put into action rigorous and dynamic working methodologies specific to given sites of investigation.

Steering clear of any rigid notion of "membership" the group aimed to operate as a fluid gathering of committed individuals on a project-by-project basis. As such, Discotheque constantly sought to make contact with others who were also committed to an ideas driven art practice.