The Unspeakable Speaking

The focus of this documentary film, originally titled Speaking in Tongues: . The Unspeakable Speaking. Glossolalia among Natives, Christians, as an Emergency Language and Poetic Experiment, was the Pentecostal movement in America. The 45-minute video documentary, which was broadcast on Austrian television under the title The Unspeakabe Speaking, used glossolalia to examine speech without apparent meaning. By examining speech defects, literary texts and the babbling of babies, forms of articulation for which normal linguistic logic plays no role were explored. The focus, which is beyond moral judgment, lies on various forms of expression and other, possible approaches and representations of reality.

(Christa Benzer & Dietmar Schwärzler)

Orig. Title
Das Unsagbare Sagen
Year
1992
Country
Austria
Duration
45 min
Category
Documentary
Orig. Language
german
Subtitles
english
Credits
Director
Ingrid Wiener, Oswald Wiener, VALIE EXPORT
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Blu-ray (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
stereo