“The making of each film transforms the way I see myself and the world. Once I start engaging in the process of making a film or in any artistic excursion, I am also embarking upon a journey whose point of arrival is unknown to me.” — Trinh T. Minh-ha
Forgetting Vietnam (2015)
Night Passage (2004)
The Fourth Dimension (2001)
A Tale of Love (1995)
Shoot for the Contents (1991)
This exhibition features works by the world-renowned independent filmmaker, writer, composer, and post-colonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha, as well as a new work supported by the NTU CCA Singapore. The spatial display of the films evokes Trinh’s 2001 exhibition at the Secession in Vienna, one of the first instances where full-length films were presented in an art gallery context. Taking this specific cue, which also involved Trinh’s writings and publications, five films were selected to be in the exhibition hall, enquiring about modes of viewing the cinematic, and how to inhabit the physical and temporal spaces in between her works. Other films by the artist will be screened in the Single Screen, including her new film What About China? (working title, 2020) that draws on footage shot in China in the 1990s.
Trinh T. Minh-ha (Vietnam/United States) is Professor of Rhetoric and of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Originally trained as a musical composer, she received her two masters and PhD from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Her numerous books include Lovecidal. Walking with The Disappeared (2016), DPassage. The Digital Way (2013), Elsewhere, Within Here (2011). Her work has been the recipient of many awards, including the Wild Dreamer Lifetime Achievement Award at the Subversive Festival, Zagreb (2014); the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women’s Caucus for Art (2012); and the 2006 Trailblazers Award at the MIPDoc in Cannes.
Venue: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443
Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 12.00–7.00pm
Closed on Mondays. Open on Public Holidays.
When: 17 Jul - 18 Oct 2020,