Killing Me Softly With His Song

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lightofspeed.com contains David Crawford's net art projects from 1996 to the present. Of note are his two most recent pieces, 'I Am Not An Animal' and 'Dance to the Radio.' In these, Crawford constructs ready-made music videos by combining '80s pop songs with stock photos that correspond to the song's lyrics. The photographs are then randomly displayed as each song plays. The results can be unaccountably melancholy. Joy Division's Ian Curtis monotonously sings 'Isolation' as snapshots of bleak 80's office spaces replace each other in forlorn succession. Black humor via ironic juxtaposition. - Curt Cloninger