Musquiqui Chihying, Still image from The Camera (36), 35mm B&W Film, 1min 10 sec on loop, 2016

Date:  Tuesday, 23 November 2021
Time:  18:30 – doors open

18:45 – talk starts

Location:  Delfina Foundation
Tickets:  Free. Register here.
Access information:  Please refer to this page

Join us for an evening of artist-led presentations and conversation considering the use and effect of photographic technology within the colonial context.

Continuing  the public programme of our autumn 2021 Collecting as Practice season, three of our current artists Musquiqui Chihying (Taiwan/Germany), Shiraz Bayjoo (UK associate) and Leung Chi Wo + Sara Wong (UK associates) will present and discuss their work, which deconstructs the photographic and visual languages of empire.

Focusing on historical photographs and archival materials, these artists employ methods including fictional re-enactment, collage and experimental documentary-making to reveal and challenge the settlers’ gaze, re-inscribing images with lost specificity, humanity and generating new aesthetic possibilities.

Following short presentations by each of the artist there will be a conversation between them moderated by the programme’s associate curator Rose Lejeune.

This event, and specifically Musquiqui Chihying’s presentation and participation, is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (ROC), the supporter of his autumn 2021 residency.


Due to the ongoing pandemic we request all guest take a lateral flow test before attending and we recommend wearing facemasks once seated for the talk.