Bill Morrison's latest work integrates the new music of Danish composer Simon Christensen with fragments of decaying nitrate-based stock and footage of a long-gone era to evoke "the once glorious signifiers of an industrial age and the film stock that captured them"—Anthony Nield.
The piece was originally conceived as a tribute to four musicians—Charles Ives, Conlon Nancarrow, Steve Reich, and Trent Reznor—in four movements: "Shifting," "Multiple," "Across," and "Beat."
The footage of the final movement is a single-take view of the Witte Marine Scrapyard graveyard of ships on Staten Island 2011, HD-Cam, 65 minutes).
Simon Christensen, Patrick Doane, Peter Navarro-Alonso in performance
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