Installations by Trinh T. Minh-ha
Forgetting Vietnam
Asia Culture center (ACC Creation), Korea, November 25, 2015 - 2018.

A large screening space designed with stairs, movable seats and a vertical 3-foot glass pane running from ceiling to floor to allow visitors walking by to see reflections of both the film and the viewers watching the film. Forgetting Vietnam unfolds spatially as a conversation between the ancient and the modern, the local and the global, high and low technology.



Surname Viet Given Name Nam
Centre for Contemporary Art in Singapore, China, January 18 - March 20, 2014.

A 3-channel multi-language installation of moving image. Large screen in original Vietnamese and English, and two smaller screens, one with Chinese subtitles and the other with Portuguese subtitles. The relation between the three screens is not simply functional—not to be merely consumed as translations of the meanings of what is said.



Old Land New Waters
Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Japan, November 2007; Chechnya Emergency Biennale, USA, January 25 - February, 2008; Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Japan, January 31- March 29, 2009; Le Quartier. Centre d’Art Contemporarin, France, November 14, 2015 - February 14, 2016.

A video installation composed of two sequences: Dât (Land) and Nuoc (Water). The two sequences are meant to be projected simultaneously and continuously on two large screens (8 to 10 ft long) in the same space, either juxtaposed next to each other with a gap inbetween (which could be an entry, for example, and the two sequences could be projected on the left and right sides of the entry).



L’Autre marche (The Other Walk)
Musée du Quai Branly, France, June 19, 2006 - 2009.

A large-scale multimedia installation. Images across Asian, African, Oceanian and American cultures are selected and structured rhythmically so as to work on the visitor's perception and prepare the latter in his/her journey amidst the museum's visual and material environments of world cultures.

The Desert is Watching
Kyoto Art Center, Japan, October 3 - November 30, 2003.

A photo-and-video installation made in collaboration with Jean-Paul Bourdier. This installation is the first manifestation of a larger ongoing project whose realization will take on different forms in different locations and circumstances.



Secession

Secession, Austria, March 7 - April 22, 2001

A video installation of five films where viewers removed their shoes before viewing. The films and theoretical works blend different forms of writing and narrating; the mutual challenge of the theoretical and the poetical, discursive and “non-discursive” languages tell of Trinh T. Minh-Ha’s resistance to categorizations and limitations.



Nothing But Ways
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, USA, June 4 - August 15, 1999.

A large-scale, multi-media installation made in collaboration with Lynn M. Kirby. An encounter of poetry on a cinematic canvas, the installation features the basic components of both media to offer a spatial experience of the screen/page.