Published by Mousse Publishing. Text by Larys Frogier. Interviews by Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa, Patricia Alvarez Astacio, Ute Meta Bauer, Shivani Radhakrishnan, Kaori Nakasone, Mayumo Inoue.
The Vietnam-born, Berkeley-based multimedia artist and leading postcolonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha (born 1952) is celebrated internationally for her films such as Reassemblage (1982) and Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1985) and influential books such as Lovecidal (2016) and Elsewhere, Within Here (2010). Publications on her art are few, however. This beautifully designed artistís book was conceived from the script and visuals of Minh-Haís film What about China? (2022), in which she films the Chinese countryside and a series of voices share personal experiences, poems and traditional songs, reflecting on Chinaís past and present. Deftly uniting image and text, Traveling in the Dark expands upon the filmís conceptual scaffolding with writings, poems and aphorisms as well as conversations with other filmmakers and theorists.