Trinh T. Minh-Ha am DFG-Graduiertenkolleg

DECOLONIZING ARTS. Aesthetic Practices of Learning and Unlearning

Lecture series of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Das Wissen der Künste" in coorperation with the Studium Generale, UdK Berlin 

Lecture: Trinh T. Minh-ha
Theorist, author, composer, filmmaker; University of California, Berkeley, USA
Resonance, Resistance and the Creative Everyday
Open to the public

Monday, Dec. 4th, 2017 - 6 to 8pm

Room 158 
Universität der Künste Berlin
Hardenbergstr. 33
10623 Berlin

Resonance sustains and sets into motion all creative processes. Permanent unsettlement within and between cultures is here coupled with the instability of the word, whose old and new meanings continue to graft onto each other, engaged in a mutually transformative process that displaces rather than simply denies the traces of previous grafting. You are at home, a stranger…. The struggle of positionalities may be said to depend on the accurate tuning of one's many situated selves.

Lecture language: English

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Workshop with Trinh T. Minh-ha at the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Das Wissen der Künste"

Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 2017, 2 - 4pm

Some places for non-members of the Graduiertenkolleg are available. You will need a confirmation from our side, to be able to attend the event. 

Workshop language: English 

Screening: Forgetting Vietnam

Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 2017, 7:30pm
Open to the public

Trinh T. Minh-ha, 2015DCP, OmE, 90 min

Q&A with Trinh T. Minh-ha, Moderation: Marc Siegel
Kino Arsenal, Kino 2
Potsdamer Straße 2
10785 Berlin 

One of Vietnam’s creation myths tells of the battle between two dragons, whose entwined bodies fell into the South China Sea to formed the S-shaped coast of Vietnam. Due to its geopolitical position, Vietnam depends on the balance between agriculture and water management. Shot in 1995 on Hi-8 and in 2012 on HD and SD, the images in FORGETTING VIETNAM (2015) unfold as a dialogue between the elements of land and water, giving insights into the history of image technology and the political reality in Vietnam at the same time. A third level is formed by the recollections of contemporary witnesses of a war which divided the USA more strongly than nearly any other. (stss)

A cooperation between the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Das Wissen der Künste" and Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.

Quelle: arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. / DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Das Wissen der Künste"


Trinh T. Minh-ha is a filmmaker, writer, composer and Professor of Rhetoric and of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work includes eight feature-length films, including Forgetting Vietnam 2015, Night Passage 2004, The Fourth Dimension 2001, A Tale of Love 1996, Shoot for the Contents, 1991, Surname Viet Given Name Nam, 1989, Naked Spaces, 1985, and Reassemblage, 1982), honored in numerous retrospectives around the world); several large-scale multimedia installations, including L’Autre marche(Musée du Quai Branly, Paris 2006-2009), Old Land New Waters (3rd Guangzhou Triennale, China 2008, Okinawa Museum of Fine Arts and Prefecture Museum 2007) The Desert is Watching (Kyoto Biennial, 2003); and numerous books, such as Lovecidal. Walking with The Disappeared (2016), DPassage. The Digital Way (2013), Elsewhere, Within Here (2011), CinemaInterval (1999), and Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism (1989), Her many awards include the 2014 Wild Dreamer Lifetime Achievement Award at the Subversive Festival, Zagreb; the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Women's Caucus for Art; the 2012 Critics Choice Book Award of the American Educational Studies Association; the 2006 Trailblazers Award, MIPDOC, the International Documentary Film in Cannes, France; and the 1991 AFI National Independent Filmmaker Maya Deren Award.