Do Not Circulate

Tiffany Sia

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Takeover: V. Screen Takeover Do Not Circulate
Tiffany Sia

17 Minutes

Repeat: Dec 15-16 ET

This experimental short film considers the materiality of video in networked circulation, unraveling the entrails of a collective memory around a single event. Paced by an essay as a relentless voiceover, the film rips footage that challenges the ownership and legal boundaries of documentation. The film weaves a violent timeline in roughly the order that the materials were published online, including anonymously uploaded videos from Twitter and internet forums, allegedly leaked audio, and news reportage—much of which has since been erased, disavowed or forgotten. A digital media trail teeters between the seeable and unseeable, deception and truth, conjuring ghosts and occult forces on the timeline.

This screening is part of Screen Takeover, the fifth chapter of the online program Takeover curated by Julian Ross for e-flux Video & Film, and unfolding in six chapters between September 22 and December 15, 2022, with the films and videos of each chapter streaming for two weeks.

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

Film, Reportage
Video Art, Ghosts & Spirits, Protests & Demonstrations, Social Media, Documentary
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Tiffany Sia (b. 1988, Hong Kong) is an artist, filmmaker, and writer. Sia’s films have screened at MoMA Documentary Fortnight, New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Open City Documentary Film Festival, and elsewhere. Her first institutional solo show Slippery When Wet at Artists Space proposed the concept of a wet ontology of Hong Kong. Sia has also shown at Seoul Museum of Art, and at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen Düsseldorf, among other venues. She is the author of Too Salty Too Wet (2021) and her writing has appeared in October, Film Quarterly, LUX Moving Image, and elsewhere.


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