In keeping with Joy Division’s minimalist macabre imagery, artist Derrick Cruz has started a Kickstarter to produce a bunch of sculptures featuring the late Ian Curtis frozen in a gaze that cuts to the very core of your soul. Via Kickstarter:
I’m still listening. Joy Division changed what I expect from music and art. And judging from the staying power of their small catalog, the droves of bands influenced by their sound, and the visual impact of Peter Saville’s design work, perhaps you’ve felt something similar. Personally, I think Ian Curtis’ lyrics and the musical collision-course they came in helped me recognize some necessarily dark and basic human emotions I had to grapple with. It’s a violent sincerity that I still find useful. With DIGITAL 18:05:80 I’d like to pay tribute to that sentiment.