Bill Morrison’s new film is a history in still and moving images charting the transformation of Tr’ochëk, a fishing camp at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers, into the epicenter of the Yukon gold rush at the turn of the last century. It is also a history of the 35mm film prints that were shipped to Dawson between the 1910s and 1920s, then hidden away and forgotten for 50 years until they were unearthed in the initial stages of a construction project, images from which are a key element in Morrison’s cinematic mosaic. Like all of Morrison’s work, Dawson City is a haunting experience that takes place in suspended, nonlinear time.
It is a great joy to share that our dear friend, Visiting Artist and Arts Letters & Numbers founding Board Member, Bill Morrison has received a Critics Choice Award for Most Innovative Documentary, for Dawson City Frozen Time. Bill’s work continues to inspire and astonish all of us at Arts Letters & Numbers as it has for an entire generation of artists. Congratulations Bill!