March 26 – 31, 2021
Simultaneous to the North American premiere of Tiffany Sia’s
(2020) as part of her program "Crisis news is a
genre film" at
MoMA's Doc Fortnight festival
, an anti-cinematic viewing of the film will take place at Artists Space
during gallery hours.
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, of showing political crisis in Hong Kong
as ephemeral stories on Instagram for the past year.
takes up the provocation of Julio Garcia
Espinosa's "Imperfect Cinema" on the potential for anti-colonial
filmmaking, aiming towards an urgent, process-driven cinema while
resisting dominant narratives of crisis pushed by news journalism.
Instead, crisis poses ambiguous, anachronistic and often banal time.
Subtitles are intentionally omitted as a means of interrogating the
cultural proximity or distance of the viewer from Hong Kong.