By drawing on installation artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and on feminist theorist and media artist Trinh T. Minh-ha, Donatella Valente’s video essay ‘B r e a t h i n g in Apichatpong’ reflects on the technical abilities of the video camera to ‘breathe’, which is to write and reshape space, and create a woman’s ‘fourth dimension’ where she locates a new realm of awareness and activity. Through her ‘seeing and being’ in the digital domain, poised between stillness and speed, woman thus outlines a new video aesthetic.
Her video essay is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6INCp2jq2M
Keywords: breathing, video aesthetic, feminist video
How to Cite: Valente, D . (2018) “B r e a t h i n g in Apichatpong”, Dandelion: Postgraduate Arts Journal and Research Network. 9(1). doi: 10.16995/ddl.693