Plot & Details
Experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison created this non-narrative feature, which derives a large portion of its visual beauty from the physical nature of the film medium itself. Decasia is primarily compiled from a wealth of old and damaged footage, in which the scratches, scraped emulsion, bubbles, streaks, and decaying nitrate add an extra dimension of texture to a patchwork of images both extraordinary and mundane. Originally created as part of a multimedia environmental performance piece, with the film screened in tandem with a performance by a 55-piece ensemble, Decasia has also been screened in a version with recorded score, composed by avant garde percussionist Michael Gordon. Decasia was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Art and Experimental,Documentary,Special Interest
- Run Time: 70min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 05/10/2002
- DVD Release Date: 01/27/2004
- Distributor(s): BFI Bookings, Plexifilm
- Director(s): Bill Morrison
- Tone: Cerebral,Enigmatic,Lyrical,Understated
- Keywords: archival-footage, decay, disintegration, experimental [arts], film, image [picture], mortality, multimedia-art