Peter Rose: Witness

The Darkening

The Darkening (2000, video) is a Stygian night journey animated by unknown languages, illuminated speech, and mysterious conjugations of light. The workis animated by the idea that if language is to give some shape to thought, it is language as invocation, rather than denotation, that we must consider, and from consequent experiments with a form of performative image-making that integrates speech, gesture, sound and light in order to conjure images through a kind of cinematic incantation. It has been shown at the European Media Art Festival, at the Oberhausen International Film Festival, at USCís Art In Motion festival, and in the Black Maria Film and Video Festival. See: http://www.ubu.com/film/rose_darkening.html

Reviews:

"VOX 13 collection http://www.filmthreat.com/reviews/10801/"
David Finkelstein, FilmThreat

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