Kaija Siirala works in documentary media as a picture editor, sound designer and educator. Most recently, she edited a short piece, We Became Fragments, which was published as a New York Times’ Op-Doc. Kaija has worked as a sound editor on films that have screened at the National Gallery of Canada, True/False Film Festival and AFI fest. In 2015, she travelled to the Faroe Islands as part of the fluid states: performance of unknowing conference. She has been teaching as adjunct faculty at Hunter College and Pratt Institute the past three years and was a member-in-residence of the Meerkat Media Collective from 2016-2018. In May 2018, she completed her MFA in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College (CUNY) and is now newly based in Hamilton, ON.
Cheldon Paterson, Phoebe Wang, Kaija Siirala, Aliya Pabani, Jon Tjhia, Chandra Melting Tallow
August 9, 2019
“Whereas sight situates the observer outside what [they view], at a distance, sound pours into... “Whereas sight situates the observer outside what [they view], at a distance, sound pours into the hearer.” What are we missing by living in a visually-dominant culture? What can be gained by reconsidering the role of sound in our lives?
June 29, 2018
This piece focuses particularly on the relationships to light and dark in their environments.... This piece focuses particularly on the relationships to light and dark in their environments. This understanding is not just one based in numbers and science, but at times uses a form of communication beyond the language of our world.