Nothing But Ways


Trinh T. Minh-ha and Lynn Marie Kirby








Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

San Francisco, June 4 - August 15, 1999.

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.