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Decasia

Decasia

Decasia

2002 / 67min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: BILL MORRISON

Screening introduced by Bill Morrison

What J. Hoberman called “that rare thing: a movie with avant-garde and universal appeal,” Morrison’s found-footage opus uses decaying, deteriorated film stock to construct a teeming jungle of rich, redolent rot, a veritable celluloid dance of death scored by Bang on a Can’s Michael Gordon and performed by the 55-piece Basel Symphony. “Compelling and disturbing! Swimming symphonies of baroque beauty emerge from corrosive nitrate disintegration as rockets of annihilation demolish cathedrals of reality.”—Kenneth Anger

Screening in the series Icarus Films at 40.