Previously at the ICA - Events
2 Dec 2017
Starting off the Trinh T Minh-ha Retrospective, the Vietnamese-born writer, theorist, composer and filmmaker Trinh T Minh-ha speaks about her practice in moving image at the intersection of politics, ethics and creativity.
The talk is followed by a screening of Trinh’s first film Reassemblage (1982). The film is an experimental critique of the claims to 'objectivity' made by ethnographic filmmaking practitioners. A complex study of the lives of women in rural Senegal, Trinh reimagines the documentary form through modes of disorientation, mixing of sound, image and reflexive voice-overs. The film as a whole foregrounds the complicity between the conventions of film and the spectator's gaze.
Born in Vietnam, Trinh T Minh-ha is a filmmaker, writer, composer and Professor of Rhetoric and of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work includes eight feature-length films honoured in numerous retrospectives around the world, several large-scale collaborative installations including L’Autre marche (Musée du Quai Branly, Paris 2006-2009), and Old Land New Waters (3rd Guangzhou Triennale, China 2008) and numerous publications including Lovecidal: Walking with The Disappeared (2016), D-Passage: The Digital Way (2013), Elsewhere, Within Here (2011) and Cinema Interval (1999).
She has been the recipient of many awards, including the Wild Dreamer Lifetime Achievement Award at the Subversive Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2014, the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women's Caucus for Art, 2012 and the Trailblazers Award, MIPDOC, Cannes Documentary Film, France, 2006.
Reassemblage, dir Trinh T Minh-ha, 1982, 16mm, colour, sound, 40 mins
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