Why use a word to describe something that we’re trying to say is undescribable or unnameable? It’s not for lack of love of the language that these films have no words. It’s because, from my point of view, our language is in a state of vast humiliation. It no longer describes the world in which we live.
The whole world is quick right now. If things can be slowed down they stay in memory longer.
We spoke to the illustrious American experimental filmmaker about Visitors, his first film in eleven years, and practicing slow filmmaking in this era of fast cuts.