209 West Houston Street
(between Avenue of the Americas and Varick Street)
New York, NY 10014
Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M trains to West 4th Street; 1 to Houston Street
The Miners’ Hymns
Seniors 65 and older pay $6.00 Mon-Fri for shows that begin before 5 pm only. At all other times seniors pay full price.
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Best known for Decasia, an experimental compilation of decaying celluloid, acclaimed multimedia artist Bill Morrison ostensibly moves in a very different direction in The Miners’ Hymns.
He uses stunning black and white archival footage of coal miners, preserved by the British Film Institute National Archive, to create an emotional requiem for a vanished way of life. The film is set to an original score by Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson, whose music has been called somber, stark and sometimes sinister.
The Miners’ Hymns reinvents how we experience history as it pays tribute to the brutal reality at the heart of the lives glimpsed, however fleetingly.