Joy Division have unveiled the third video commemorating the 40th anniversary of their debut LP Unknown Pleasures. The latest video for “Day Of The Lords” continues the collaborative project “Unknown Pleasures: Reimagined”, which is helmed by the band’s visual coordinator, Warren Jackson, and Control’s producer Orion Williams, seeing 10 directors create a “filmic re-imagining of the music in 2019” for every track on the record that was originally released 40 years ago on June 15th, 1979.
The campaign is similar to the one initiated in 1988 along with the Substance compilation, that saw director Anton Corbijn create the video for “Atmosphere”, a single whose re-release at the time marked eight years since the end of Joy Division.
The video for “Day Of The Lords” is by Berlin-based Irish artists and film directors Feargal Ward and Adrian Duncan.
In 2018 they exhibited a large-scale film/sculptural installation work titled The Soil Became Scandinavian, as part of EVA 2018, curated by Inti Guerrero. Earlier this year, Duncan and Ward premiered, at VMDIFF, a feature-length film titled Floating Structures on the subject of the buildings of engineer Peter Rice.
In the video, Duncan and Ward have draped actor Mat Voorter in a cape of wing-like leaves as he marches through various locales in Berlin with ferocious intensity.
Watch the video for “Day Of The Lords” below or directly on Youtube.
Joy Division recently released a limited edition 40th anniversary version of Unknown Pleasures,almost forty years to the day after the album’s original release. The re-release has caused the LP to enter the UK Top 5 album again, even though the record failed to chart upon its original release.
The album is available to purchase online and in-store at retailer Goodhood.