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Lines on a Slow Decline

a video by Jason Britski

Experimental
10:00 minutes
Production Format : VHS and Super 8
Exhibition Format: Beta SP
2007

Lines on a Slow Decline is a portrait of my neighborhood; shot within a 5-block radius on Super 8 film and full-format VHS video.

crew:

Filmmaker: Jason Britski
Original Music: Jason Moberg

Funders:

Canada Council for the Arts and Saskatchewan Arts Board

Brief Description of Work:

Lines on a Slow Decline is a portrait of my neighborhood; shot within a 5-block radius on Super 8 film and full-format VHS video. My central aim for this project stems from a basic desire to create a document of my surroundings, and in a larger sense to examine the relationship that exists between my environment and identity. For years I have been obsessed with power lines, and this is the driving impulse behind this project. The power lines themselves are essentially the central character in Lines on a Slow Decline. This obsession is connected to formal considerations - such as color, texture, abstraction, and also more subtle notions of travel and identity. In the past I have always sought to document objects and events, because of their transitory nature. The fact that their existence is fleeting is of interest to me, as well as the more spontaneous approach that is needed when tackling a project such as this. In essence, this project could be compared to a line drawing, with the power lines forever omnipresent in front of the lens of each respective camera.

Selected screenings

Festival 50 /104, Canadian Film Institute, Dresden Short (Festival Tour), and Culture Unplugged: Spirit Enlightened.

Lines on a Slow Decline  has been broadcast in the United Kingdom by Propeller TV,  and is distributed by Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre

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