Tran T. Kim-Trang

Tran T. Kim-Trang: The Complete Blindness Series

"A rare video artist who is equally comfortable talking about Freud and the Khmer Rouge." -Steve Anderson, The Independent

Jack H. Skirball Screening Series

1992–2006, video

Fourteen years after beginning The Blindness Series, Tran T. Kim-Trang completed Epilogue: The Palpable Invisibility of Life (2006, 14 min.) -- inspired by the exhibition Memoirs of the Blind, curated by Jacques Derrida for the Louvre Museum. Vastly different in style, the eight videos of the series investigate blindness and its metaphors. In addition to the Los Angeles premiere of Epilogue, the screening tonight includes amaurosis (2002, 28 min.), a portrait of blind guitarist Nguyen Duc Dat; alexia (2000, 10 min.), about “word blindness”; ekleipsis (1998, 22 min.), which explores hysterical blindness among Cambodian women refugees; ocularis (1997, 21 min.), a piece on surveillance technology; kore (1994, 17 min.), an examination of the relationship between vision and sexuality; operculum (1993, 14 min.), which focuses on cosmetic eyelid surgery; and aletheia (1992, 16 min.), the introduction to the series.

In person: Tran T. Kim-Trang

The Jack H. Skirball Screening Series is curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud

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Date/Time G ST CA
Mon 3.3.08 7:30 pm $9 $7 $5

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff