June 20, 2014
Photographers Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones team up with James Lavelle to soundtrack Erebus.
The release follows the acclaimed project of the same name, which was exhibited at the Londonewcastle Project Space, East London in October 2013, and takes its name from a figure in Greek mythology, Erebus, a primordial deity and the embodiment of darkness. Erebus was also an interchangeable name for an area in the underworld, which according to Greek mythology, the dead would pass through.
For the project Du Preez & Thornton Jones worked in collaboration with renowned choreographer Russell Maliphant, as well as editor Xavier Perkins, to create a 13‐minute film in response to Maliphant’s full-length contemporary dance work ‘The Rodin Project’, which was inspired by the great French sculptor’s oeuvre, and performed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London in 2012.
The duo—best known for their fashion imagery and work with the likes of Björk, Massive Attack, and Alexander McQueen—first met Maliphant when they asked him to choreograph a performance for Unkle’s “Follow Me Down” music video starring Liberty Ross.
The pair collaborated with James Lavelle and The Vinyl Factory in 2011 for ‘When the Night Falls’ a series of 6 UNKLE EPs adorned with artwork by Du Preez and Thornton Jones. Click here for more info.