Nothing But Ways
Trinh T. Minh-ha and Lynn Marie Kirby
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, June 4 - August 15, 1999.
Photos projected, bodyart and land art: Jean-Paul Bourdier (B&W 62; 66; color 8).Video projected: Trinh T. Minh-ha. Photos of installation: Kunihiko Katsumata, Kyoto Art Center (B&W 67; color 7), and Jean-Paul Bourdier (B&W 63; 65)
Acetate film panels of different neutral densities; reflective vinyl lettering; tracking, pivoting Fresnel spot lights; motion sensors; contact microphones; amplifiers.
A large-scale, multimedia installation made as a tribute to the love of poetry, with a focus on the works of twelve women poets. 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. The event is also a walk into the body through word passages and a play on the activities of reflecting, projecting and vibrating that define the creative process of writing and reading.
Poets featured: Etel Adnan, Mei-mei Berssenbruge, Patricia Dienstfrey, Kathleen Frazer, Barbara Guest, Erica Hunt, June Jordan, Myung Mi Kim, Audre Lorde, Wendy Rose, Rena Rosenwasser, Alma Villanueva.