Directed by Bill Morrison and released theatrically in it’s respective country of the U.S.A. in 2003.
Decasia is essentially a group of decayed pieces of found footage all edited to an incredibly powerful score. An anthology of sorts that tests the study of transcending physicality. The images are strung together by the reels it was filmed on and decayed over the course of time.
Various images are spliced on the screen; a camel-back troupe moving across the horizon in the desert; images of waves interlaced with water dripping on the ground; film clips play soundless over the score as characters interact; fires blaze as the quality of the film reels ecreaseds drastically; a group of Native Indians spinning around and playing instruments maybe as a form of meditation.
The images are stark and the decayed physicality of the films themselves provides for extremely fascinating viewing. I found myself contemplating many things while watching it but I was most impressed by the editing and just the power of the original score. The film is a perfect example to express the term “film as art” and it really is a piece of art. Essential viewing for anyone willing to look past the norm and concentrate on what’s beyond normality.