"Chicago’s own 1980 Records presents a screening of the avant-garde documentary Desolation Slow at Elastic Arts on Friday. The artist will be present to introduce the work. Desolation Slow is both a visual tone poem and a social inquiry, bringing moving image art and avant-garde documentary forms together. Filmed on location in rural Utah and Salt Lake City, the film reflects on homelessness, geography, and abandonment, while pondering connections between human and structural decay. Desolation Slow is also steeped in stories recounting decades of homelessness through the voice and figure of Joe Ortega, a formerly homeless resident who’s now successfully off the streets."