62 min. - HD Video, Super 8mm Film, 35mm Film, 120 Film, Instant Film
Desolation Slow reflects on homelessness, geography, and abandonment. Its both an artistic tone poem and a social inquiry; bringing essay cinema into the realm of documentary collage. Desolation Slow is steeped in ballads recounting homelessness through the voice of Joe Ortega, a formerly homeless resident whos now permanently off the streets. Joe is among the 5% of Utahs homeless population whove been helped by the states Housing First program as he was given a permanent apartment. Desolation Slow brings the moving image viewer into contact with a variety of artifacts, landscapes, and people to ponder connections between human and structural decay.