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Microscope Gallery: Peter Rose: Spectacle Of Light And Languages

By Mike Everleth ⋅ November 12, 2013

Microscope Gallery

November 16
7:00 p.m.
Microscope Gallery
4 Charles Place
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Hosted by: Microscope Gallery

Philadelphia-based experimental filmmaker Peter Rose will be in attendance at this retrospective of his work from 1970 to 2013. Plus, he will screen some 3D works in progress.

From the Microscope Gallery website:

A mathematical training underlies Rose’s early structural films, where quick cuts and superimposed images form the basis of a kinesthetic exploration of space, time, light and perception. Lyricism and a persistent attempt at breaking down language and meaning continue to guide the artist’s later works, in a personal and uncompromising search for transcendence.

Peter Rose readily moves between film, video, performance, and installation, creating thought provoking works since the late 1960s. Both formally inventive and mischievously articulate, these propose raptures of vision and riddles of language that position his work as entirely unique within the contemporary American avant-garde.

The full film lineup of the screening is below. For more info on the film, please visit the Microscope Gallery website.

Incantation (1970, 8 min, 16mm, color, sound)
Secondary Currents (1982, excerpt, 16mm, B&W, sound)
Pneumenon (2003, 5 min, two-channel video installation)
Odysseus in Ithaca (2006, 5 min, video)
Studies in Transfalumination (2008, 5 min, video)
The Indezerian Tablets (2013, 17 min, video)
Solaristics (2013, 10 min, video)

Video still below from Solaristics. Courtesy of the Microscope Gallery website.

Sunlight coming through a fence