FIELD RECORDINGS

explorations of
contemporary
anthropological cinema
and landscape film

Aletheia

T. Kim-Trang Tran & Yara Yuri Safadi
1992, US, B&W and color, 17 min.

As the introduction to T. Kim-Trang Tran’s The Blindness Series, Aletheia provides an index of topics on different aspects of physical blindness and its metaphors. Multiple modes of discourse are employed: journalistic, anecdotal, fictive, and theoretical to bring out various perspectives on the issues addressed. The inspiration for the series came from a 1990 exhibition Jacques Derrida curated for the Louvre Museum, titled Memoirs of the Blind.