The Fourth Dimension: Digital Video and Lecture by Trinh T. Minh-Ha
An exploration of time, life and art in Japanese culture
Thursday, February 13, 2003
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
314 Royce Hall
Trinh T. Minh-ha, feminist, post-colonial theorist, critic, and filmmaker will show and lead a discussion on her new Digital Video, The Fourth Dimension (86:40 mins., 2001). Her newest work is an exploration of time through rituals of new technology and of daily life and art in Japanese culture (via "loci" such as festival, religious rites and theatrical performance) which recognizes that "in the end" "what is sensually brought on screen" is not "Japan, but the expansive reality of Japan as image and as time-light."
This work follows such films as A Tale of Love (1995), Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989) , and Reassemblage (1982) and such publications as Woman, Native, Other. Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism (Indiana U. Press1989), When the Moon Waxes Red. Representation, Gender & Cultural Politics (Routledge, 1991). Trinh T. Minh-ha is Professor of Women's Studies, Film Studies, and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley.
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Modern & Contemporary Studies/ Transnational and Transcolonial Studies Multicampus Research Group.