Sung Tieu: Infra-Specter
March 30, 2023 – September 10, 2023
315 Maujer St.
Sung Tieu’s upcoming exhibition at Amant continues her ongoing research into the psychological and physical dimensions of hidden threats and how they affect the social life of communities. Infra-Specter includes some of her past works as well as a new commission project. Through different study subjects, she analyzes how private and state agencies use infrastructure and bureaucracy to exert psychological and informational control. Often kept out of the public domain, these mechanisms undermine trust between people and weaken the possibility of working towards a common good.
By blurring the lines between evidence and counter-evidence, fact and fiction, Sung Tieu’s work presents the limits of our capacity to fully distinguish between the known and unknown. Throughout the exhibition, she explores how information, or the lack thereof, can change perception, affecting our bodies and ways of understanding our environment. The nebulous and acoustic figure of the specter connects the works, all of which touch upon notions of opacity, obfuscation, and conjecture.
Opening Reception: March 30th, 6-9pm