February 26 & 27, 2021: As the concluding programme of the exhibition "Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films" at NTU CCA Singapore, the four-part online conference “There is no such thing as documentary” brings together scholars and practitioners across filmic, anthropological and curatorial disciplines, addressing notions of multivocality, performativity, and truth in fiction, through Trinh T. Minh-ha’s practice as a filmmaker and theorist.
As Trinh wrote: “There is no such thing as documentary…The words will not ring true.” Both a response and homage to Trinh’s provocation, and at once a close but also an opening, the conference extends multiple threads of inquiry beyond the ontological frames presented in Trinh’s films, to further explore the theoretical parallels and proximities between arrangement and composition, territorialisation and deterritorisalisation, that underscore Trinh’s cinematic works.
Register here for Zoom link and password.
Co-organised by Dr Erika Balsom (Canada/United Kingdom), Prof Ute Meta Bauer (Germany/Singapore), Dr Marc Glöde(Germany/Singapore), and Dr Ella Raidel (Austria/Singapore)
Organiser NTU Centre For Contemporary Art Singapore
Presented in collaboration with King’s College London
Supported by NTU Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences