“Bill Morrison’s Decasia is that rare thing: a movie with avant-garde and universal appeal. Its flame-like, roiling black-and-white inspires trembling and gratitude.” —Village Voice
Constructed entirely with decaying celluloid film, this moving avant-garde work is an assemblage of life and beauty that flows between abstraction and reality. Bill Morrison’s best-known film, a mesmerizing tour de force, is as much about moving images as it is about the physical artifact of film. Michael Gordon’s haunting score creates an all-encompassing experience of cinematic grandeur. Not unlike our own existence, Decasia is a celebration of temporality that translates the effects of the natural world. 2002, 35mm, 64 minutes.