Landscape Series #1

Nguyễn Trinh Thi

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Nguyễn Trinh Thi, Landscape Series #1 (still), 2012.

e-flux presents Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory Landscape Series #1
Nguyễn Trinh Thi

5 Minutes

September 13–26, 2020

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Nguyễn Trinh Thi’s Landscape Series #1 (2012), on view from Sunday, September 13 through Saturday, September 26, 2020.

This film is composed of found photographs from newspaper reports that show people pointing into a seemingly empty landscape—something often found in Vietnamese newspapers as photographers usually arrive at the scene of an event only after it has taken place. Landscape Series #1 is an eerie yet humorous reminder that past events are always beyond our grasp.

Landscape Series #1 is presented here as one of four films in Part Three | Decolonizing the Landscape: From Invisible to Visible, the third of six programs in the online film and discussion series Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory programmed by Lukas Brasiskis for e-flux Video & Film.

Ecology After Nature runs from August 14 through November 8, 2020. The films in Part Three will screen for two weeks, and subsequent parts will follow bi-weekly, with new films screened every other Sunday.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Nature & Ecology, Film
Anthropocene, Environment, Landscape, Photojournalism
Return to Part Three | Decolonizing the Landscape

Nguyễn Trinh Thi is a Hanoi-based filmmaker and artist, a founder of the documentary video organization DocLab in Hanoi. In her films and installations Nguyễn examines issues concerning society and history—especially the complex, traumatic history of her home country Vietnam and its after-effects in the present. Nguyen uses montage to compose her work, drawing on different image media, from her own audio and visual recordings to found footage and still images from postcards, photography, newsreels, Hollywood films and ethnographic footage.


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