Dec 1st 2022

An Evening with Tiffany Sia

Over the last five years, Hong Kong-born, New York-based artist and writer Tiffany Sia has produced a series of urgent works that examine the making, circulation, and collection of images in times of upheaval and crisis. Centered on her place of birth, its ongoing political movement, and the ever-present residue of its colonial history, the implications of Sia’s projects reverberate globally. In collage-like essays culled from online videos, news media, state archives, and material shot with her own mobile device, Sia highlights connections between state power, big tech, and corporate media while offering a radical and emancipatory vision for a media built on lived experience, shared memory, and the subversion of official channels of information. Sia will present three film/videos, NEVER REST/UNREST (2020), DO NOT CIRCULATE (2021), and WHAT RULES THE INVISIBLE (2022), and discuss them in relation to her recent writings and connected artworks.


Tiffany Sia is an artist, filmmaker, and writer born in Hong Kong. Sia’s films have been screened at the New York City International Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art Doc Fortnight, The Flaherty Film Seminar, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, and Prismatic Ground, among others. She is the author of 咸濕 Salty Wet, a chapbook published by Inpatient Press in 2019, and the artist book sequel, Too Salty Too Wet 更咸更濕, published through Speculative Place Press in 2020. Her writing has been published in Film Quarterly, October, and elsewhere. Sia’s artworks have been exhibited at Artists Space (New York), Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (Düsseldorf), and elsewhere. She received the George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award in 2021. In addition to her artistic practice, Sia is the founder of the experimental project space Speculative Place and a film producer, serving as the executive producer for Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer’s EMPTY METAL (2018), and executive producer of Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil’s forthcoming documentary AANIKOOBIJIGAN [ANCESTOR / GREAT-GRANDPARENT / GREAT-GRANDCHILD].



Tickets are free for SAIC students, $5 for SAIC/AIC faculty and staff, and $12 for the general public. Unless otherwise noted, SAIC student tickets are released five days prior to showtime. Tickets must be picked up in person from the Gene Siskel Film Center box office. A student ID is required.

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