When There Are No Words...
friend's highly intelligent seven-year-old son can utter sounds, but they are
not intelligible as words. As a visual artist, I am aware of my own world as primarily
reveling in an internal space of "not- words". In fact I have trouble generating
words that match the richness and strangeness of thought.
made this short film in sympathy with his state of affairs: as an audio-visual
portrayal of the mind floating in a world without linguistic characterization
or speech. It is about the birth, the formation of language in a world of other,
loving, caring, different human beings that we find as a family.
a Bit / Film
(available on DVD 2: "1997-2002")
(September 1997) 16mm 6:30
Cast: Robert Todd
the extended Spreter family
Assistance from Tessa Day
Processed at Cine Labs
Cut by Northeast Negative