Trinh T. Minh-Ha / A Series of Public Events and Conversations by the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Posted by: Lindsey Pannor
Through July of 2020, the California College of the Arts’ Wattis Institute will have Trinh T. Minh-Ha on their minds. And, through a series of public events throughout the Bay, they will be sharing many of their insights freely and openly to the public.
Minh-Ha has been a Professor of Rhetoric and Gender & Women’s Studies at Berkeley since 1994. As a composer, filmmaker, theorist and poet, her person and her practice have informed the Wattis Institute in entertaining such questions as:
What does the promise of “speaking nearby” rather than “speaking about” look like today? What are the politics of hospitality? What are the problematics of “postfeminism,” and how do we challenge the West as the authoritative subject of feminist knowledge? These, and more, can be found on the Institutes’ website here.
Their brief biography of Trinh T. Minh-Ha can be found here. Below is a calendar of events:
Screening of Shoot for the Contents a film shot in China by Trinh T. Minh-ha
October 17 – 7pm – Phyllis Wattis Theater at SFMOMA
Introduction by Professor Viet Le Q&A with Trinh T. Minh-ha to follow
Lecture by Trinh T. Minh-ha on ‘The Voice of Multiplicity’
November 7 – 6:30pm – CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art
Conversation with Filmmaker and Installation Artist Isaac Julien
February 28 – CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art
Informal screenings of Trinh T. Minh-ha’s films
Saturdays – 12:00-4:00pm – CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art
Lindsey Pannor is a writer and a student of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She is interested in the mutual relationship between contemporary art and popular culture, and is in the midst of research on the topic.