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
2019 Rhapsody in Decay, Al’s Cinematheque - Brooklyn, New York
2019 Mapping Home: Installation + Projections, Synesthesia - Brooklyn, New York