Title: In Memoriam
Ruivini Escuro Marble
305 x 305 x 1077 mm
Production: Solancis
Client: Peter Saville
This marble version of CP1919 titled “In Memoriam” was commissioned for the “Set in Stone” exhibition curated by Guta Moura Guedes. Set in Stone presents 20 new works in Portuguese Stone in an installation made especially for The Design Museum. Created by a group of extraordinary architects and designers, the pieces explore the meaning of stone in public and private spaces by making use of the versatility of the material in terms of colour and texture. Representing small moments of monumentality, they reflect the solidity and permanence of an elemental material.

– Primeira Pedra
– Solancis

In Memoriam, currently a work in progress; is a sculptural extrapolation of the graph which depicts successive pulses from CP1919 (the first pulsar ever discovered) which Saville used for the cover of ‘Unknown Pleasures’, Joy Division 1979. The graph which is a linear illustration of the frequency and symmetry of a time-based event was first modelled in three dimensions by Saville and colleague Bill Holding of Morph in 2002 – the resultant landscape being effectively a sculpture of moments in time itself. The entropic associations which in habit the history of the work are amplified by this memorial rendering in a monumental stone – epitomising what writer Michael Bracewell describes in Saville’s work for Joy Division as “the muniments of a crematorium in deep space”.

– Peter Saville

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