Spoek Mathambo has made a dark and moody cover of Joy Division's "Control" that seems to be the perfect photo-negative version of the original song, with dark where there's light and light where there's dark. Pieter Hugo & Michael Cleary have expertly added to the Joy Division homage by shooting Spoek in graveyards, preaching like a priest of the new era of dance music through a megaphone. With gangs of boys and girls who dance reminiscent of an epileptic fit, eyes rolling in their heads. With contrasting black and white fluids pouring all over and expulsion of milk, the buzzing like dead flies, it becomes a visual homage to Ian Curtis and Joy divison fitting the song, while again being an inversion that's greater than the sum of its parts.
In short, I'm in deep deep love with this whole thing. I'm off to buy a megaphone and a white suit, and yesterdays retweet from Speok honestly made me squee like a Beatles fan girl. I might have had a crush on Eran Creevy's relaunch of the running man dance in music videos 08, and wanted to marry the Old Spice campaign but I'm so over all that now. Spoek wins. I am his disciple dancing 'til dawn.