Shorts by Tiffany Sia

Shorts by Tiffany Sia

Tiffany Sia (b. 1988, Hong Kong) is an artist, filmmaker and writer. Sia has directed several short films, including Never Rest/Unrest (2020), Do Not Circulate (2021) and What Rules the Invisible (2022), which have screened at New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, MoMA Doc Fortnight, Flaherty Film Seminar and elsewhere. Her solo exhibition “Slippery When Wet” debuted in 2021 at Artists Space in New York upon the publication of her artist book Too Salty Too Wet (2020), a sequel to the chapbook Salty Wet (2019).

Sia is interested in how material culture, particularly print and film/video, traces affect and enables governance, power and perception, and consequently, how such forces play out and construct imaginaries of place, such as Hong Kong. Sia has taught at Cooper Union. She currently lives and works in New York.

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Shorts by Tiffany Sia
  • What Rules the Invisible

    Directed by Tiffany Sia • Documentary • 2022 • 10 minutes

    What Rules The Invisible is a short film that upends archival travelogue footage shot in Hong Kong. Spanning reappropriated amateur footage across the 20th century, the sojourner’s gaze—distanced, distorted and even voyeuristic—shows trop...

  • Do Not Circulate

    Directed by Tiffany Sia • Documentary • 2021 • 17 minutes

    Do Not Circulate, an experimental short film directed by Tiffany Sia, attempts a structuralist and materialist approach to unraveling the entrails of a collective media memory. Paced by an essay as a relentless voiceover, the film rips fo...

  • Never Rest/Unrest

    Directed by Tiffany Sia • Documentary • 2020 • 28 minutes

    Never Rest/Unrest is a hand-held short film by Tiffany Sia about the relentless political actions in Hong Kong, spanning early summer to late 2019. The experimental short is an adaptation of the artist's practice of scaling oral history, ...