The Man Who Could Not See Far Enough (1981) by Peter Rose

Saturday, May 11, 1985, 8:00 pm

The Pressures of the Text and Other Works

Film and Video Artist Peter Rose in Person


762 Valencia St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

Peter Rose embodies many of the new trends in media art. He works with film, video and live performance to explore our relationship to the means and modes of communication that are so rapidly changing our place in the world.

The Man Who Could Not See Far Enough, 1981, 16mm, “A film about space. …ranges from a solar eclipse to a hand-held camera ascent of the Golden Gate Bridge.” The Pressures of the Text, 1982, video, “…integrates direct address, invented languages, ideographic subtitles, sign language, and simultaneous translation to investigate the fractures at the edge of language.” Spiritmatters, 1984, 16mm, “A silent monologue on the simultaneous perception of both space and time.” Secondary Currents, 1983, 16mm; Digital Speech, 1984, video.