Semi Permanent joins Sia and Daniel Askill

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The immersive exhibition “Sia + Daniel Askill: The Videos 2003 – 2021” is on show at the Palacete Pinto Leite, between 19 and 23 May. The display shows a joint retrospective of the Australian artist and the award winning filmmaker, featuring never seen backstage scenes, as well as the premiere of a new video exclusively created by Daniel Askill for the exhibition in Porto. Entrance is free and tickets are available for reservation.

Following a number of postponements, due to the pandemic, the Semi Permanent platform finally premieres in Europe, bringing to Porto the exhibition themed “Sia + Daniel Askill: The Videos 2003 – 2021", which will be on show between 19 and 23 May, at the Palacete Pinto Leite.

The exhibition is presented as a “unique and immersive experience” and features the joint work by Sia and Daniel Askill, whose video clips, created since 2003, total over two billion views worldwide and several Grammy nominations. “Chandelier”, “Elastic Heart”, “Breath Me”, “Big Girls Cry”, “Alive”, “Cheap Thrills” or “The Greatest” are but some examples of this successful partnership.

This sort of visual image also includes never seen backstage scenes and a new video, especially created by Daniel Askill to the Porto exhibition.

Sia is a singer, a composer, a producer, as well as an actress and director that has released nine studio albums, six live albums, 38 singles and 42 video clips. As a songwriter and composer, Sia has written for such artists as Rihanna, Adele, Shakira, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Kyle Minogue, Katy Perry David Guetta, Kanye West or Christina Aguilera.

The work by the Australian singer with Daniel Askill is mainly related to film production, video clips and advertising. Askill founded Collider, a production company, in 2001, and has collaborated with Apple and artists such as Alexander McQueen or Paul McCartney.

The exhibition designed and produced by the Semi Permanent platform, in collaboration with the MOON agency and the support by the Turismo de Portugal and Porto City Hall, runs from 19 to 23 May, at the Palácio Pinto Leite.

Entrance is free and tickets are already available for reservation, owing to the constraints regarding capacity availability under Covid-19 restrictions.

More information at the official event website.