Morrison’s use of the often-decaying visual remnants of bygone eras retells and reimagines historical tragedies, filmic fantasies and the metaphysical and emotional recesses of human experience while at the same time highlighting the very materiality of the medium he so carefully choreographs.
Screens with Morrison’s Who by Water (18 mins, USA, 2007), a mesmerising and haunting collage of historical footage of ships’ passengers gazing directly into the camera.
Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI
Spark of Being
Bill Morrison’s version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is unlike any adaptation you will have seen before. It gorgeously combines found footage, a dialogue-free "narrative", and trumpeter Dave Douglas’ score.