Preserving the artist's heritage
Peter Rose
Interviewed in 2012
Sponsored by University of the Arts
Nikkita Patterson, Intern
Rob Kates, Videographer
Mary Phelan, Advisor
8739 Sagamore Rd.
Phila, Pa.  19128
215 508 0218


2012    The indeserian Tablets   15 min.
2009    Journey to Q'xtlan       Video installation
                  Fabric Workshop and Museum
2008    Conflation   30 min.  video
                  Video installation  with  Mark  Campbell
2008    Studies in Transfalumination    5:30  video
2005    Embodying Thoreau    5 min.  video
                  Produced for the Fairmount  Park  Art Association
2004    Odysseus in Ithaca   5 min.  video
                   Commissioned by the Philadelphia  Museum of Art
2004    Flat Rock    30 min. video
                   Commissioned by Voom for high-def broadcast
2003    Pneumenon    two-channel,  5 min. video installation
                   The Fabric  Workshop and Museum, Phila.
2002    The Geosophist’s Tears    8 min., video
                    Philadelphia  Museum  of Art, Centre Pompidou, London Film Festival
2001    Omen   10 min. video
                    Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington
                    Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYC
2000    Rotary Almanac    4 min. video
                    Delaware Art Museum, Biennial, 2000
2000    The Darkening    8 min. video
                    Delaware Art Museum, Biennial, 2000
                    Oberhausen and European Media Art Festivals
1998    The Revolt of the Masses    2 min.  video
                    7th International Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland
1997    Virtual Objects and Embodied Images. video installations
                    Multiple collaborations with sculptor Jeanne Jaffe
1997    Understory   8 min. video/performance/installation
                    American Music Theatre Festival; Phila. Museum of Art
1996    Metalogue    3 min.  digital video
                    World Wide Video Festival; Oberhausen Int’l Film Festival
1995    Overture  Permanent sound/video installation commissioned by the City of Phila.
                    for the Philadelphia International Airport
1994    Pavilion in the Trees    4 min. video
                   Commissioned by the Fairmount Park Art Association
                   Broadcast by WHYY-TV
1993    The Gift   6 min.  audio
                   Commissioned by New Radio and Performing Arts
1992    The Ruins at Esku Killar Iva   10 min. video
                   Commissioned by the Fairmount Park Art Association for public broadcast;            
                    National Video Festival 1993
1991    Genesis    4 min. Single channel video installation work           
                    Installed at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Phila
1990    Ben Franklin Dreams of His Immortal Soul   20 min. video
                   Three-channel audio/video installation installed at the
                   Museum of Modern Art, NYC
1989    Siren      Two-channel audio/video installation at the Phila. Museum of Art
1988    Foit Yet Cleem Triavith     Continuous video installation piece for two channels,            
                    four monitors; installed at Pa. Academy of Art; School 33, Baltimore
1987    Babel   17 min.   audio/video/film/text                 
                   New Music America Festival            National Video Festival, Los Angeles
                   Fingerspan   8 min.   video       
                   Broadcast over PBS affiliate WHYY-TV
1984          Digital Speech   l3 min.   video   color   sound
                  Three Rivers Arts   Festival, Pittsburgh, Festival Award                         
                   Athens Video Festival, Athens Award          
                  Broadcast over PBS affiliates in NYC, Boston, and L.A.
1984    SpiritMatters   6 min.   l6mm   silent                    
                   Baltimore, Ann Arbor, and Experimental Film Festivals
1983    The Pressures of the Text    l7 min.   video   color   sound                 
                   Whitney Biennial, l985     
                   American Film Festival:  Video Art-Red Ribbon  1985
1983    Secondary Currents  l6 min.   l6mm     B/W    sound                  
                  Major prizes at festivals in the U.S. and abroad   
                  “The American Century”, Whitney Museum. 2000
1981    The man who could not see far enough   33 min.   l6mm    color   sound                  
                    Major prizes at festivals throughout the United States                              
                    Extensive international exhibition and acquisition
                    Sally Banes, Village Voice: "painfully beautiful"
1977    Analogies: studies in the movement of time    l4 min.   l6mm   color   sound
                   American Film Festival "Film as Art"  l980
                   Amos Vogel: "sensuous.., sumptious..., concentrated power"
1975    Study in Diachronic Motion    3 min.   l6mm   color   silent               
                   Collected works:  Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute,      
1970   Incantation    8 min.   l6mm   color   sound               
                   Roger Greenspun,  NY Times:  "massive and lovely"                             
                   Whitney Museum, "New American Filmmakers"  l972              


Artist’s Television Access, San Francisco

Millennium  Film,  NYC
Experiments in  Cinema, Albuquerque, NM
Underground Worlds, Hastings, UK 
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh

Museum London, Ontario, Canada
Webster Film  Society, St. Louis
Courtisane Film Festival, Ghent
Crossroads, San Francisco
WNDX Festival, Winnipeg
National Building Museum, Washington, DC
Experiments in Cinema 5.1, Albuquerque
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Video Dumbo, Brooklyn
Winnipeg Festival of Film and Video Art

Fabric  Workshop and Museum, Phila.
Ann Arbor Film  Festival
Onion City Experimental Film Festival
 "Polyglottolalia" at Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, Sweden
National Building  Museum,  Wash. DC

24th Hamburg International  Short Film Festival
Antikenmuseum, Basel "Homer: The Myth of Troy in Literature and Art"
Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim
Rencontres Internationales, Madrid, Paris, Berlin "Odysseus  in  Ithaca"
Exis Experimental Video Festival, Seoul
Dallas Video Festival
Chicago Underground Film Festival
High Zero, a festival of New Music, Baltimor

Fox Art Gallery, University   of Pa.
Bard Center for Curatorial Studies
Michener Museum, Doylestown

Black  Maria  Film   and Video Festival, MOMA
The International   Experimental  Cinema Exposition,  Boulder
Temporary Identities  - Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia.
Philadelphia   Art  Alliance
 "In the Eye's Mind:  Visions of Higher Dimensions in Art, Math and Science"
University  of the Sciences, Phila.
Shanghai Doulun Museum of Modern Art, China?2005    International Media Art Biennale; Wroclaw, Poland
Athens Film  and Video Festival, Ohio
Humboldt Film Festival
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Maya Stendhal Gallery, NYC
Sync Festival; Athens, Greece
Time and Space Gallery; Hudson, NY
 Deborah Colton Gallery; Houston
Re:Voir/The Film Gallery; Paris

Images Festival, Toronto
Athens Film and Video Festival
Desert, 6th Int. Video and Electonic Art Manifestation, Montreal
The Phatory, NYC

Roaratorio, Paris and Berlin
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Chicago Underground Film festival
Balagan, "Language is a Virus", Boston
Westwood Gallery, NYC
Dallas Video Festival
European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck
10th International Media Art Biennale; Wroclaw, Poland
Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, "A History of Web Cinema"
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Phila.
 Ann Arbor Film Festival
London International Film Festival

Athens Film and Video Festival, Ohio
Polyphonix Festival, Paris
Le Fresnoy, France “Sans Commun Mesure”
Hong Kong Art Center
ZKM Museum; Karlsruhe, Germany
14th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Rotterdam International Film Festival
Art in Motion, USC, L.A.
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYC
San Francisco Cinemateque
Centre Pompidou, “Streaming Cinema”
Managerie de Verre, Flex Festival, Paris
The Red Room, Baltimore
FIFI, New Talents Competition, Lille
Four Wall Cinema, Portland
Onion City Film Festival, Chicago
Chicago Underground Film Festival
Seoul Net Festival, Korea
Vancouver Underground Film Festival
Kino Bremen, Germany

Delaware Center for Contemporary Art
Whitney Museum “The American Century”
New Jersey Center for Visual Arts
Delaware Art Museum, Biennial
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Dallas Video Festival
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck
Seoul 2000, Korea
DFN Gallery, NYC

7th International Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland
 Athens International Film and Video Festival
“Electromediascope”, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City
Alternativa Festival, Prague

Transmediale Festival, Berlin
Dallas Video Festival
Network for New Music, Phila.
 Impakt Festival 98, Amsterdam
Split Festival of New Film, Croatia
“Underground Visions”, Montreal
Gallery Joe, Phila.

Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Phila. Museum of Art
New Arts Program Video Festival
Hamburg International Short Film Festival
World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam
New York Short Film and Video and Interactive Multimedia

1996    American Music Theater Festival
Art Awareness, Lexington, NY
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
SoundCulture 96, San Francisco
Art in General, NYC

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
 Cine del Mundo Festival, Portugal

Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Mo.

National Video Festival, L.A.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Phila.
Bronx Museum of Art       
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Sound Symposium; St. John's, Newfoundland
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh
Neighborhood Film Project, Phila.
Whitney Museum, NYC

School 33, Baltimore
Polyphonix XIV, Paris
Painted Bride Art Center, Phila. 
European Media Art Festival; Osnabruck, W. Germany                                        
Black Maria Film Festival

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Phila.
New Music America, Miami
 Atlanta Film and Video Festival
Intermedia/Le Lieu, Quebec

New Music America Festival, Phila.
11th Festival Polyphonix, Paris
Painted Bride Art Center "Body Language" 
National Video Festival, Los Angeles
WeltMusikTage; Köln, W. Germany

San Francisco International Film and Video Festival
Neuro-Linguistic Programming Conference, New Orleans 
Centre Pompidou, Paris "10th Festival Polyphonix"
National Video Festival, Los Angeles
Worldwide Video Festival, Holland

 Black Maria Film and Video Festival 
Whitney Biennial, NYC
American Film Festival  "Video Art"
KunstMuseum;  Berne, Switzerland; "Alles und Noch Viel Mehr"                   
NYC Experimental Video and Film  Festival 
Athens Video Festival
Video Culture International

Baltimore Film Festival
Atlanta Film and Video Festival  
Ottawa International Festival of Video Art 
Walker Art Center  "When Words Become Works"
Institute of Contemporary Art, Phila  "Made in Philadelphia 6"
Experimental Film Festival,  Chicago
4th Experimental Film Festival,  Tokyo
Belgrade Film Festival,  Yugoslavia
New Art in New England;  Bennington, Vt.

Baltimore Film Festival
Oberhausen Film Festival,  W. Germany
Los Angeles Film Exposition
Sydney Film Festival, Australia 
Collective for Living Cinema, NYC  "Text as Film" 
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Film Festival,  England
Melbourne Film Festival, Australia
Edinburgh Film Festival
=Norweigian Short Film Festival

International House, Phila.
Ann Arbor Film Festival

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
University  of Pa., Phila.

Webster Film  Society, St. Louis
University  of  Colorado, Boulder
Redcat Theatre. :L.A.
California  Institut e of the Arts, Valencia
State University  of New York, Fredonia

"First Person  Cinema" University  of Colorado, Boulder
"Diversions:  A Festival of Experimental Film"   Edinburgh, Scotland
Millennium Film Workshop, NYC
Marylalnd   Institute College of Art, Baltimore
University of Maine, Orono

Emerson College
Evergreen State

Montclair  State University
Bryn  Mawr Film Institute, Phila.
Ambler Theater, Doylestown

Virginia Commonwealth University

Berks Filmmakers, Reading
Millenium Film, NYC
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Arizona State University, Phoenix
Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, NYC

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Rhode Island School of Design
Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia

Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore   
Millennium Film, N.Y.C.

Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria
Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria

Rocky Mountain Film Center, Boulder
Webster Film Society, St. Louis
The Kitchen, NYC

Berks Filmmakers, Reading, Pa.

Carnegie Mellon University

Instituto Chileno-Nortamericano, Santiago, Chile

Rhode Island School of Design
Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Upstate Films, Rhinebeck, NY

Reed College, Portland
Univ. of Colorado at Boulder
Denver Art Museum
Anthology Film Archives, NYC
Crandall Library; Glens Falls, N.Y.

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Kansas City Art Institute
Baltimore Film Festival

Chicago Art Institute
American Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria
Flaherty Film Seminar
Concordia University, Montreal
Film Forum, L.A.
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Experimental Intermedia, NYC
Kino Arsenal, W. Berlin

Portland Art Museum, Maine
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Brattle Theatre; Cambridge, Mass.
Corcoran Gallery; Washington, D.C.
Catamount Art Center; St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Univ. of Arizona, Tucson
 Port Washington Public Library, N.Y.
Washington Project for the Arts
American Center, Paris

Wadsworth Atheneum," Matrix  84 ",  Hartford
The Kitchen, NYC
Film-in-the-Cities, St. Paul
University   of Wisconsin, Madison
Neighborhood Film Project, Phila.
Real Art Ways, Hartford
Rhode Island School of Design
San Francisco Cinemateque

Boston Film and Video Foundation
Collective for Living Cinema, NYC
Kent State University                                                          
Cornell Cinema; Ithaca, NY 
The Other Cinema; Syracuse, NY  
Berks Filmmakers
Athens Film and Video Festival


2005               Pa. Council on the Arts Fellowship in Media Art
2004               Independence Foundation Fellowship
2000, 2001     Nominated for a Rockefeller Fellowship in Media Art
1999, 2001     Pa. Council on the Arts Fellowship
1998               Nominated for a Rockefeller Fellowship in Media Art
1997                Pew Fellowship in the Arts
1997                Pa. Council on the Arts Project Grant
1994, 95          Mid-Atlantic Regional Media Grant
1988, 91, 92    Mid-Atlantic Regional Media Grant
1986                Mid-Atlantic Regional Media Grant   
                            National Endowment for the Arts, Media Production Grant
1984                Pa. Council on the Arts, Creative Fellowship Grant
                           John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship,  Film and Video
1983               Mid-Atlantic Regional Media Grant  (NEA sponsored)
                           National Endowment for the Arts, Performance Art Fellowship
1982               Pa. Council on the Arts, Media Production Grant
1981               Governor's William Hazlett Award in Media Arts   
                           Pa. Council on the Arts, Creative Fellowship Grant
 1978               National Endowment for the Arts, Media Production Grant


2010    Director’s Award, Black Maria Film Festival, “The Indeserian Tablets”
2009    "Transfalumination   Award"  Ann Arbor Film Festival,  Studies in Transfalumination
2004    Second Prize,  Black Maria Film Festival, Odysseus in Ithaca
2003    Director's Citation, Black Maria Festival, Geosophist's Tears
2000    Director’s Citation, Black Maria Festival, The Darkening
1999    Honorable Mention,  Athens Film Festival,  Revolt of the Masses
1997    Second Prize, Black Maria Film and Video Festival-Metalogue
              Bronze Award, New York Short Film and Video Expo, NYC
1993    National Video Festival, L.A.  The Ruins at Esku Killar Iva
1990    Judge's Award, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Siren
1986    Honorable Mention, San Francisco Film Festival, Digital Speech
1985    Red Ribbon,  American Film Festival-Pressures of the Text                       
              Festival Award, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Digital Speech        
              Athens Award, Athens Video Festival, Digital Speech
1984  Best-of-Festival Award, Big Muddy Film Festival-Secondary C.               
              Ann Arbor Film Festival -SpiritMatters   
              First Prize, Baltimore Film Festival - SpiritMatters                           
              Atlanta Film and Video Festival- Pressures of the Text 
              Experimental Film Festival-SpiritMatters                               
              Grand Prize, Black Maria Film  Festival- Pressures of the Text
1983  San Francisco Art Institute Film Festival-the man who...           
              Honorable Mention,  Oberhausen Film Festival, the man who..                   
              First Prize, Three Rivers Arts Festival- Secondary Currents            
              Ann  Arbor Film Festival Tour-Secondary Currents 
              Golden Athena, Athens Film Festival-Secondary Currents                 
              First Prize, Baltimore Film Festival- Secondary Currents
1982  Director's Prize, Baltimore Film Festival-the man who...
              Ann Arbor Film Festival, multiple awards-the man who....
              American Film Festival,   finalist-the man who...
1981  Special Jury Prize,  Festival International Jeune Cinema;
              Hyeres, France-the man who  could not see far enough
              First Prize, Black Maria Film Festival-the man who ... 


2011     Knowles, Kim  "I am Trying to Speak with Light/An Interview with Peter Rose"
                Millennium Film Journal  No. 53  pp. 28-38
2008     Finkelstein  David  various  reviews  in  Film  Threat Magazine
2004     Halpern, Paul "The Great Beyond", Higher Dimensions ......
                John Wiley and Sons; pp. 294-5
                Delorme, Stephane “Deux Rose et trois bouquets”
                Cahiers du Cinema #596 Dec. 2004 p. 92
                Zhu  "Peter Rose"  Art World  pp. 46 - 48  CN 31
2003    Copland, Collette  Fotophile Magazine, issue 45
2000    Gamwell, Lynn Dreams 1900-2000  Cornell Univ. Press p.272
1998    Rose, Peter  Chain 5  Spring 1998 pp. 130-137
                Text and image from “Pressures of the Text”
1996    Cinema for the Ear:  Audio Art by Film and Video Artists
                Sound Culture 96  Pacific Film Archive
1995    MacDonald, Scott  Screen Writings:  Scripts and Texts by        
                Independent Filmmakers  Univ. of Ca. Press  pp.156-174
                Tafler, David “The Irresistible Interface: Video’s Unknown    
                 Forces and Fire-Lit Waves”  pp. 235-251 Critical Issues in
                 Electronic Media  State University of New York Press
1992    Faller, Greg “Secondary Currents and the Linguistic Message”                        
                Media Criticism: Journeys and Interpretations  edited by
                Scodari and Thorpe; Kendall/Hunt, 1992; pp. 94-103
1991    Pickel, Regula The Independent  May 1991  “Between Irony and                        
                Empathy: Peter Rose’s New Video Installation” pp.28-31
1990    Ferguson, Bruce   Illuminating Video p. 516, ft #7 
                 edited by Doug Hall and Sally Jo Pfeiffer Aperture
1989    Burbank, Carol New Art Examiner Summer 1989  p. 46 review
                of Labys (Siren) at the Painted Bride
1988    Tamblyn, Christine  Afterimage   Jan. 1988  "To Live and Die in L.A."                     
                       review of National Video Festival p.2
                 Rose, Peter  "On the Edge"  Cinematograph - Fall, 1988
                 Marincola, Paula  "Matter of Time"  Art Forum  Nov. 1988; p149
                        review of installation at Pa. Academy of Fine Arts 6/88-9/88
                 Beavais, Yann "Mots, dites, image" catalog for show organized
                         by Scratch and the Centre Georges Pompidou;10/88-11/88
1987    Tamblyn, Christine  Afterimage  March 1987  "Reading Between                        
                 the Lines" review of Video and Language show at LACE
1986    Carr, Jay  Boston Globe  review of Brattle Theatre show p.60  2/19/86
                MacDonald, Scott  Afterimage Vol. 13, No. 8, March 1986,       
                "Text as Image"  pp.9-20
                Jost, Jon American Film "Hear,Hear!" Vol.XI, No. 9 July 86  pp. 66-67
                Razutis, Al Opsis Vol. 1, No. 2/3  
                "Proposition for the Deconstruction of Cine-Structuralism"    pp. 16-23   
                "The Films of Peter Rose"  pp. 23-32  
                "Peter Rose"  interview  pp. 32-39?       
                 Zweig, Ellen  The Act  Vol. I, No. 1 Winter/Spring 85/86                               
                 "Suspicious Language" pp.37-41
1985     Rose, Peter   "Introduction to Pleasures of the Text"  Spiral #3                       
                        (audio cassette)  April l985   Side B, No.6
                 Moy, Jim  High Performance Vol.8, No. 2 pp.76-77  review
                 Gartside, Thomas  New Art Examiner June 1985  p.52 review
1984    De Michiel, Helen   Afterimage  "Talk,talk" (review
                         of Word Works show at Walker Art Center) Vol. ll No. 7  Feb.          
                 Rifkin, Ned  "Made in Philadelphia 6"   catalog for show at the                         
                        Institute of Contemporary Art, Phila.   Univ. of Pa.  4/l0/84       
                 Banes, Sally    Village Voice   "He Who Must See"  5/22/84                         
                        review of show at Collective for Living Cinema    p.86
1983    Schenkel, Thelma   Millenium Film Journal   No.l2
                "The Man Who Could See Far"  Fall-Winter '82/83   pp.ll2-l20                   
                Perlmutter, Ruth   New Art Examiner   Feb. l983    "Interview with Peter Rose"  pp.l2-13
1982    Rose, Peter   Downtown Review   p.52   Spring l982    "Letter to the Editor Piece"
1979    Rose, Peter   Film Library Quarterly    "On the Making of Analogies"  pp.7-l3  Vol.l2; No.4
1978    Rose, Peter  Frames: a selection of drawings and  sketches                                              
                     by contemporary  independent animators    pp.5-6; ed. George Griffin; Capitol City Press;  Montpelier,Vt.
1977    Carroll, Noel  Soho Weekly News  "Unity and Diversity"  review of Film Forum show l2/77

 Australian National Film Archive-Analogies, The man who ...
Centre Pompidou, Paris- The man who...., Secondary Currents,  The Geosophist's Tears    
Concordia University   “Secondary Currents”
Donnell Film Library, NYC- Analogies, The man who.., Pressures of the Text
Duke University- Secondary Currents, Genesis
Emerson College- Vox 13, Selected Works
Hartford Atheneum-Pressures of the Text
Harvard University-Pressures of the Text, Digital Speech,  Secondary Currents
Image Forum, Tokyo-The man who could not see far enough
Learning Channel-The man who could not see far enough
Marvin  and Ruth Sackner Collection of Concrete Poetry, Miami
Pressures of the Text,  Digital Speech; Vox 13
Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute-Study in Diachronic Motion,Digital Speech, The man who..., Secondary Currents,          Pressures of the Text
Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pa.  The Geosophist's Tears, Rotary Almanac
Ngee Polytechnic Institute, Singapore- Analogies
Oberhausen Film Collection, W. Germany-The man who could not see far enough
Philadelphia  Museum of Art- Odysseus in Ithaca
South Carolina Arts Commission-The man who could not see far enough.
Virginia  Commonwealth University- much
Yokohama Museum of Art-The man who could not see far enough


Canyon Cinema;  San Francisco
Canadian Film Distribution Centre, Toronto
Filmmakers' Cooperative, NYC
Heure Exquise, Lille
The Kitchen, NYC
Light Cone, Paris
Lux, London
Museum of Modern Art,  circulating   library
Re:Voir, Paris
roARatorio, Paris

Professor of Film, University of the Arts  1971 to present.

8739 Sagamore Rd.
Phila, Pa.  19128
215 508 0218