Previously at the ICA - Films
6 Dec 2017
This screening will be followed by a public conversation between Trinh T Minh-ha and author and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo about the film and Trinh's work
Trinh T Minh-ha’s first digital film, The Fourth Dimension (2001) is an essay in sound and image that is immersed in Japan's East-Asian cultures and traditions. Deconstructing—and then reconstructing—the image and its role in contemporary cultures, Trinh furthers her exploration of time and memory in relation to 'the image' and the role of technology in shaping our vision of the digital age. The Fourth Dimension lays open our shifting relationship to images and their meaning through time, questioning the possible futures of collected and archived imagery.
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.
The Fourth Dimension, dir Trinh T Minh-ha, 2001, Beta SP, colour, sound, 87 mins
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