November 7, 2019
...The Voice of Multiplicity: A talk by Trinh T. Minh-ha
In this talk, Trinh T. Minh-ha focuses on “Voice” as an activity by which the text’s social, ethical, and aesthetic positioning is conveyed to the reader/viewer. It draws on Trinh’s last book, Lovecidal. Walking with the Disappeared (2016), to explore the intervals between saying and seeing, speaking and hearing, or between language, image, sense, and sound.

"Words, turning strange, taking room, as if heard for the first time…each word is a hyperword—a multiplicity whose field of interfertile references spreads, implodes or dwindles over time, hybridizing and bypassing its own rules of survival. Old resonances fade and empty out. The transient, the ephemeral, the fragmentary and all that threaten to disappear are the very forms and forces that drive writing as manifesting….Telling inflects what is being told" (quoted from Lovecidal).

Read more about Trinh T. Minh-ha here.

This is the third event in our year-long season dedicated to the questions posed by the work of Trinh T. Minh-ha and how they address art, culture, and society today.

"The Voice of Multiplicity"
Talk by Trinh T. Minh-ha