Secondary Currents, 1982, 16 min

Peter Rose

Experimental, Filmmaker in Attendance, Historic Film, Short Film, Special Presentations

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 is by Jim Meneses.

16mm


Directed by Peter Rose


Showing:

Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

Peter Rose: Juror Presentation

“Some of us work in a proximate relation with our intended audiences, speaking familiar languages so that the archetypes of our culture may be recognized; and some work out a

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)