THE DECAY PROJECT
The Decay Project is a series of movement-based short films born out of broken down and/or decayed spaces in our everyday landscape. From natural disasters to spaces left in ruin by years of neglect, The Decay Project finds beauty in unexpected places through collaborations with local artists. Rather than focusing on the issues that caused these stages of decay, it is the project’s goal to focus on beauty through rebuilding, sustaining, or reflecting. In today’s social climate, beauty tends to have ridged constraints, and this project seeks to shine a new light on unconventional beauty in both the space and the performers.
Each of the five dance films in this project will start with a residency between NYC based BODYART and local movement artists, composers, musicians and videographer(s). For each of the films it is BODYART’s goal to work with artists who reside in the area close to the filming venue. Drawing on local experiences, these films will be a culmination of a creative collaboration, leaving everyone in the creative team as much an author of the story as the next. With so much history embedded in the skeletons of many of these locations, The Decay Project seeks to bring new generation of audiences to these striking spaces.