DOK LEIPZIG 31 OCTOBER – 6 NOVEMBER 2016
59TH INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Decasia


Decasia


CATALOGUE TEXT
Archives are tirelessly fighting against the age-related decay of film stock. Chemical processes produce blisters and crystal carpets in the emulsion. The ephemeral beauty of decay has become the subject of art – as the analogue’s aesthetic resistance in the age of digitisation. Bill Morrison’s masterpiece “Decasia” portrays the special nature of that thing called film. His touching, ingenious composition interweaves sequences from the early days of documentary and fictional cinema in which the damaged spots enchant and at the same time comment on the images. Michael Gordon’s music shifts between serial and No Wave Drone and supplies the speeding train on which the damaged images race across the screen once more.

André Eckardt

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