Peter Rose: Witness

Secondary Currents

Secondary Currents (1982, 16 mm, B&W, sound) 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. To see the complete film please go to: (read script)


"VOX 13 collection"
David Finkelstein, FilmThreat

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