The Melody of Decomposition

  • Lab
  • Production year 2018
  • Production format Super-8
  • Screening format Super-8
  • Duration 9′
  • The Melody of Decomposition

  • a Film
  • by Alex Faoro
  • Description (english) The Melody of Decomposition is a non-narrative super 8mm film composed of footage I gathered over an eight month period between 2017 and early 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.
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