Trinh T. Minh-ha. Documentary Is/Not a Name

19 january, 2004 - 30 january, 2004
Sabatini Building, Auditorium
Trinh T. Minh-ha. Naked Spaces - Living is Round, 1985
Trinh T. Minh-ha. Naked Spaces - Living is Round, 1985

The reference point for her work is the idea of the ‘other’, focusing on the situation of women in countries like China, Japan and Vietnam, and is characterised by a broken narrative based on constantly changing points of focus. Her films reveal an intense critique of the colonial attitudes of western anthropology, as well as a profound deconstruction of the codes and conventions of ethnographic film. Her use of many techniques from avant-garde film - jump cuts, accelerated montage and sound omission - is not merely a formal exercise. Rather, they modify the experience of film as spectacle and the ‘other’ as a subject for consumption.

Presentation of the series and conference by Guilia Colaizzi, Professor of Audiovisual Arts at the Universidad de Valencia