PDN Video Pick: Pieter Hugo’s “Control” Music Video

Photographer Pieter Hugo co-directed this video for South African artist/dj Spoek Mathambo’s “Control,” a very tangy cover of Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control.” The Cape Town-based Hugo,known for his books and exhibitions Nollywood and The Hyena & Other Men, and cinematographer Michael Cleary shot the video in a hostel in Langa, Cape Town, with a cast of local teens including members of the Happy Feet dance troupe.

Watch and see how long it takes to get the song, or the imagery, out of your head.

Fulll credits and cast list can be found on Vimeo.

(Via Wayne Lawrence Photography)

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One Response to “PDN Video Pick: Pieter Hugo’s “Control” Music Video”

  1. Party Bus DC Says:

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    “Control” is the fourth single from music producer Spoek Mathambo’s debut album, Mshini Wam. The song is a “darkwave township house” cover of Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control” and the video for the song was put together by acclaimed local photgapher Pieter Hugo and cinematographer Michael Cleary. the video was shot on location in Langa in black and white.