DirectorTran T Kim Trang
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionAn introductory tape to an eight part series on blindness and its metaphors. The multiple modes of discourse resound in the texts (journalistic, anecdotal, fictive, factual, fantastic and theoretical) culled to bring on a playing field of various fictions and perspectives. Stylistic preference for the techniques and conventions of MTV and American television in general provided the viewer with the means to create connections amongst the categories. The tapes are structured on stream-of-consciousness transitions. Although issues of identity and mass media representation are not outlined as one of the episodes, they are very much dominant themes in the series. The local of focus for this project is Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Orange County (which has the largest Vietnamese population outside Vietnam as well as the largest population of Asian/Pacific Island Americans in the US.)