a very Romantic film, human through the medium of film are able to create space, narrative, even have power to conserve and manipulate time, yet still loses against the nature, which reflected in ever-changing and unstable decay.
Images, imperfections, music, imperfections, texture, imperfections. Imperfections can be so beautiful. Michael Gordon's music is proof that the experimental can have more emotional resonance than the linear and conventional.
Like a productive trip it offers insight through pattern and suggestion. The very act of preservation sometimes seems to defy nature, and in this film we see cinema as something natural but also in opposition to ourselves; the texture frequently echoes the content on screen but has the effect of oppression for the subjects (and I guess us). One of film's many funerals, see it on the biggest screen possible.
I refuse to call it purely avant-garde. Though cheaply denunciated as "found footage" I think I 'll go one step further and say this is History's relapse on video art. Now I am not stating that in an objective giving ways to the questions on whether it's prima facie motifs lie in it. But every reel burning out is like the elixir of film burning out, giving rise to the very notions of film negative recoil
Bill Morrison desvanece la fuente fílmica y la convierte en un eco fílmico. "Decasia" es una alegoría sobre la imagen deconstruída. La ficción original deja de ser para ser reemplazada por una visión subjetiva. La banda sonora de Michael Gordon es fundamental para este filme; es la cuota onírica, confusa y distorsiona.