Chris Siu, Riot on an Empty Street
The Mill is excited to present Riot on an Empty Street, a new exhibition of photographs by Chris Siu derived from his ongoing project Then We Keep Living.
Through medium format analogue photography, Chris explores his relationship with his homeland, Hong Kong. The work navigates the experience of mass civil unrest, as experienced in Hong Kong and living in diaspora here in Australia.
The powerful images give the viewer a sense of dis-ease and tension, incorporating protest, the body, signifiers of colonial and authoritarian resistance and the political power of the masses contrasted with bone-aching isolation associated with cultural displacement, marginalisation and disconnection.
Chris’ approach to image-making is cultural and academic as well as deeply feeling and intuitive. He offers us a very personal entry point into a political situation that many have observed through the cycles of journalism.
Chris Siu developed Riot on an Empty Street during a 6-month residency at The Mill as part of The Mill’s Sponsored Studio program presented in cooperation with the Mahmood Martin Foundation.
This exhibition is supported by City of Adelaide and Creative Australia.
Join us for the exhibition opening on Friday, February 9, 5:30-7:30pm.