Peter Rose

Lyric Suite, A (1969) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Peter Rose

Man Who Could Not See Far Enough, The (1981) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

THE MAN WHO ... uses literary, structural, autobiographical, and performance metaphors to construct a series of tableaux that evoke the act of vision, the limits of perception, and the rapture of space. Spectacular moving multiple images; a physical, almost choreographic sense of camera movement; and massive, resonant sound have inspired critics to call it "stunning" and "hallucinatory." The film ranges in subject from a solar eclipse to an ascent of the Golden Gate Bridge, and moves, in spirit, from the deeply personal to the mythic. "[A] powerfully formal, analytic inquiry into the nature of vision and cinema ... painfully beautiful images of mysterious events and things that split, multiply, migrate and quiver with a hallucinatory vibrance ... a rich fabric interlacing the metaphysical with the ironical." -- Sally Banes, The Village Voice

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Peter Rose

Secondary Currents (1982) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

SECONDARY CURRENTS is a film about the relationships between the mind and language. Delivered by an improbable narrator who speaks an extended assortment of nonsense, it is an "imageless" film in which the shifting relationships between voice-over commentary and subtitled narration constitute a peculiar duet for voice, thought, speech, and sound. A kind of comic opera, the film is a dark metaphor for the order and entropy of language and has been the subject of a number of articles on the use of language in the arts. Percussion by Jim Meneses. "Prizbah ke no panz fatundo. Elmo cheshkadashi par lo biorn fatooshka! Como cinquema no delamyero sima disi, si cueja filidistro cuamchano mirichi-vasi komino sano dimensia!" -- M'hidradane Vododook

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Rose

Pressures of the Text, The (1983) 16mm, color, 17:00 min

Genre: Experimental

THE PRESSURES OF THE TEXT (1983, 17m) integrates direct address, invented languages, ideographic subtitles, sign language and simultaneous translation to investigate the feel and form of sense, the shifting boundaries between meaning and meaninglessness. A parody of art/critspeak, educational instruction, gothic narrative, and pornography, it has been performed as a live work at major media centers and new music festivals in the US and Europe. The piece was written, directed and delivered by Peter Rose; co-directed by Jessie Lewis; with sign language and ideographic symbols by Jessie Lewis; and with English simultran by Fred Curchack.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Peter Rose

Language Language (1996) 16mm, color, 44 min

Genre: Experimental

Peter Rose

Video Performance DIigital Speech (1983 - 84) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $100.00

Peter Rose

Digital Speech (1984) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

DIGITAL SPEECH (1984, 13m) uses a traveler's anecdote, a perverse variant of a classic Zen parable, as a vehicle for an exploration of language, thought and gesture. The tape plays with the nature of narrative, with ways of telling, performing and illustrating, and uses nonsense language, scat singing and video rescan for comic comment.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Rose

Analogies (1968-1991) DVD PAL, Color & b/w, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

INCANTATIONS (1968-1972) 8 min ANALOGIES: STUDIES IN THE MOVEMENT OF TIME (1977) 14 min THE MAN WHO COULD NOT SEE FAR ENOUGH (1981) 33 min SECONDARY CURRENTS (1983-1990) b/w 16 min SPIRIT MATTERS(1991) 6 min I'm an escape artist. I aspire to travel in the fifth dimension, to speak unknown languages, to discover the next stage in the evolution of thought. I construct structural parables that allude to the possibility of there being more to the universe than is permitted by our explanations. - Peter Rose

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

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