Tranzitdisplay invites you to a series of evening screenings – a film retrospective Trinh T. Minh-ha. On show will be films that couldn't be presented during her ongoing exhibiton due to time limitations.
„In her works Trinh T. Minh-ha balances between documentary and experimental film. Poetically-political stories speak about women, migrants, love, rituals and about transformation from traditional to modern society. Meanwhile Trinh T. Minh-ha concentrates on the film as such and discreetly disrupts its traditional qualities.“
Screenings will take place on January 7, 14, 21 and 28, starting at 7pm.
Reassemblage is not simply a visual study of Senegalese women. As important as the story, narrated sometimes using words, other times simply through silent shots or musical inputs, is a critique of film as a medium. Trinh T. Minh-ha has created an alternative form of ethnographic documentary. Instead of the inquisitive gaze of a Western observer’s camera yearning for sensations, she offers circles of visual perception that refuse to pin down precisely those being observed. In her texts, the director emphasises that her aim is not an unambiguous message intended for a clearly defined group of viewers. Everyone has the opportunity to find something in the quantity of information, sounds, colours and images. Reassemblage is Trinh T. Minh-ha’s first film and was shot in Senegal when she was a music teacher there.
Trinh T. Minh-ha: Reassemblage (1982, 40 min)
Wednesday 14 January 7 p.m.
Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union
This exhibition is part of the long term collaborative research project FORMER WEST (www.formerwest.org)
Tranzitdisplay / Dittrichova 9/337 / Prague 2