Last Free Film Night At Dada Art Bar: Decasia

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Last Free Film Night At Dada Art Bar: Decasia
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Presented by the Heads of Hydra, and art-film aficionado Ken Hamel.


Monday night!
This is the last free film night in the Month of Photography series at Dada Art Bar.

It is also the last chance to view the related Heads of Hydra Photographers Collective show Anti-Curated by Richard Alden Peterson called Pure Psychic Automatism.

Come by early and receive a personal tour of the multi-artist photography show by some of the world's most interesting photo-artists, and see the astonishing and extremely rare film presented by Ken Hamel, Decasia...


Film Screening of Decasia: The State of Decay
by Bill Morrison

Introduction to the film by Ken Hamel of

Recognized as a "stirring, haunting, modern masterpiece" upon its release in 2002, DECASIA is a symphony of deteriorated nitrate found film footage. Drawing from a century of film history scoured from archives like the George Eastman House and the Museum of Modern Art, Morrison has assembled a poetic collage of images marked by the swirling silver abstractions created by the decomposing nitrate emulsion. The film's "thunderous and dissonant" score, written by Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon, is performed by the 55-piece basel sinfonietta.

"A pure poetry of deliquescence. The images are at once haunting, mysterious and incredibly beautiful. A definitive work of art. And a new kind of documentary. A documentary documenting the decay of itself." - Errol Morris, filmmaker
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