Soul - Blind

Edward Lam

1986, 13:00 minutes, colour, English


"Soul-Blind is a restaging and reworking from the introduction of a performance of mine from 1986.
Soul-Blind is an examination about the notions of stylized presentations and 'entertainment;' ie., what constitutes entertainment, as well as attempting to produce entertainment. Parallel to these concerns are issues dealing with aspects of race, manipulation. A Black actor is employed to present these ideas in the format of a monologue, constantly referring to "Mister Lam" as the author and director of these statements he is forced to repeat. The tape operates as a direct address to the viewer, functioning in a manner not unlike a demonstration or an essay." -E.L.

Rental and Sales

Single Screening Rental


Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)


5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy


Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote

Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote

Curators and programmers, please contact to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.

Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.