Thursday, August 3, 2017

Things Fall Apart and Are Reassembled - Bill Morrison

Director Bill Morrison attends a photocall for 'Dawson City: Frozen Time' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Casino on September 5, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)

Artists reflect and mirror our culture back to society's past, present, and future.
Bill Morrison has been referred to as a Film Archeologist. Besides being a creative master artist of his craft, he is a sort of visionary, capturing the past in his archival films, enabling us to consider our present and future.

After listening to Bill Morrison speak about his latest film Frozen Time this morning and watching the video of him talk about his work gave me a glimpse into a great artist, with a deep sense of integrity, and what I would say is very close to a spiritual philosophy even though he doesn't explicitly state this during his interviews.

"Morrison’s movies feel like half-remembered reveries formed from memories you can no longer consciously recall. Hovering at the intersection of reappropriation, preservation, history, music, and art, any one of his works will haunt you for the rest of your life. Dawson City: Frozen Time is no exception."

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