1st Edition

The Digital Film Event

By Trinh T. Minh-ha Copyright 2005
    246 Pages 8 Color & 67 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    238 Pages 8 Color & 67 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 8 Color & 67 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Endless travel in cyberspace, virtual reality, and the dream of limitless speed: technology changes our sense of self. In her new book, Trinh Minh-ha explores the way technology transforms our perception of reality.

    "We are all engaged in social rituals in our daily activities, she writes, "and by remaining unaware of their artistic ritual propensity, we remain 'in conformity'." Her goal, as a thinker and an artist, is to transform our understanding of technology and speed so that we are able to "turn an instrument into a creative tool and to step out of the one-dimensional, technologically servile mind."

    The paradox that "stillness contains speed within it" is central to Trinh's concept of the digital apparatus. With her signature amalgam of feminism, Eastern philosophy, and practical understanding of filmmaking, Trinh Minh-ha presents a much-needed advance in our concept of the real in a technological age.

    Acknowledgments Illustrations, Filmography and Distribution PART I. TECHNOLOGY'S RITUALS Still Speed with Elizabeth Dungan Timesurfing with Kathrin Rhomberg The Cyborg's Hand: Care or Control? with Valentina Vitali When The Eye Frames Red with Akira Mizuta Lippit Time Paths with Lynn Marie Kirby PART II. THE FOURTH DIMENSION Filmscript PART III. JAPAN: ALTERITY AND THE IMMAGE EFFECT Why The Form Counts: Of Host and Guest with Hiroshi Yoshioka Inappropriate/d Artificiality with Marina Grzinic Traveling (in) Time with Irina Leimbacher The Door of Rhythm with Kazuko Takemura Is Feminism Dead? with Kobayashi Fukuko PART IV. INSTALLATIONS Nothing But Ways: Installation Trinh T. Minh-ha and Lynn Marie Kirby The Page Screen Canvas with Lynn Marie Kirby and Victoria Alba Secession Exhibition: Vienna, Austria, March 8-April 22, 2001 Between Two with Marina Grzinic The Desert is Watching: Installation Trinh T. Minh-ha and Jean-Paul Bourdier


    Trinh T. Minh-Ha is Professor of Women's Studies at University of California-Berkeley. She is a leading feminist theorist, award-winning filmmaker, media artist, writer, composer, cultural critic, and author of several influential and highly regarded books. She is particularly regarded for her work as a feminist and for the explorations of postcoloniality in her work.