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The Melody of Decomposition (2018)

The Melody of Decomposition is a super 8mm non-narrative film composed of footage I gathered over the course of eight months between 2017 and 2018. The different locations include a reservoir, for which I have a particular lineal affection, a cemetery in the Bronx where my ancestors are buried, and a slaughterhouse in upstate New York. Consequently, the film explores themes of family, death and the loss of innocence. In doing so it creates a concentrated rhythm and familiar cyclical pattern of movement; both of which result in a subconscious pursuit of the inevitable.

This work was inspired by a brief passage from Emil Cioran’s ‘A Short History of Decay’

The film was hand-processed in-part at the Gowanus Darkroom in New York, and Dwayne’s Photo in Kansas. It was scanned at Gamma Ray Digital in Boston.

2018 Analog Shorts Program, Spectacle Theater - Brooklyn, New York

2018 Indie Street Film Festival, Detour Gallery - Red Bank, New Jersey

2018 Designed Reminiscence Vol.1, Al’s Cinematheque - Brooklyn, New York

2018 Family Film Project, Coliseu Porto Ageas - Porto, Portugal

2018 Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Beyoglu Yesilcam Cinema - Istanbul, Turkey

2018 London Experimental Film Festival, Unit 9 Huntington Estate - London, England

2019 Single Frame Experimental Documentary, Unexposed Microcinema - Durham, North Carolina

2019 Hazel Eye Film Festival, Online Exhibition - Nashville, Tennessee

2019 Jean Genet’s Eternal Smile (7), Synesthesia - Brooklyn, New York

2019 London Experimental Film Festival, Islington Metal Works - Islington, London

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