At the invitation of the Art Department, on October 3rd, 2023 I will give a lecture based on my article untamed at Cornell University in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium.

In conjunction with my exhibition at the University of Kentucky Art Museum I will be giving a talk in September of 2023 on expanded photography as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series at the University of Kentucky.

I was pleased to be invited to the Horasis USA meeting that took place on the 4th of March. The digital conference was titled Shaping America’s Role in a Post-Pandemic World and included programming on the Arts. I spoke on a panel the theme of which was Reimagining the Contemporary: New forms of artistic expression develop constantly – some today are a cultural response to the pandemic, and others in reaction to the environmental conditions in the world. Artists throughout history are avant-garde communicators of society’s most pressing issues and its evolution. How do visual artists and art institutions define the new era “post contemporary”?  What could it be called, and what does it mean? This was the brief for a conversation with Suzanne Anker, Alexandra Grant, Alex Nyerges, and Deb Sokolow. The panel was chaired by artist/writer Bean Gilsdorf.

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On November 19th, 2021 I participated in a three part panel called Digital (Im)mortality: Philosophy, Ethics and Design hosted by the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence, held at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge. The third panel was made up of visual artists.

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Susan Silas on FILE EXCHANGE: an episodic interview platform hosted by artists Sophie Kahn and Colette Robbins. This conversation was posted on October 15, 2021.

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This virtual panel that took place on the 19th of July 2021 on the occasion of the exhibition Death Marches: Evidence and Memory at The Wiener Holocaust Library in London

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Sex on the Run? No, We Parked. The New York Times Modern Love Podcast
Aired on June 28, 2023
. Hosted by Anna Martin, edited by Jen Poyant and produced by Julia Botero.
An interview and reading excerpts from a column published in the New York Times in 2010.
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Why Woodstock Still Matters? Des Shaw produced a podcast for BBC Sounds on the 50th anniversary of the festival at Woodstock. The piece is presented by Arlo Guthrie. I was asked to speak about my experience there.

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Yale University Radio WYBCX – first broadcast July 1, 2015
My interview with the Museum of Nonvisible Art. Conversations with artists, writers, curators and more—about art and the art world as we know it. Hosted by Brainard Carey. (20 minutes).

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first broadcast December 18, 2009

“Photographer, writer and conceptual artist Susan Silas jolts host Will Corwin out of his dart-night induced hangover with a sobering discussion of the death march of 580 women at the end of the Second World War. This march lasted 22 days and spanned 225 miles, from Germany to the Czech Republic. For Helmbrechts walk, 1998 – 2003, Silas retraced—literally walked in—the footsteps of these women and recorded her experience through photographs and writing. They also discuss Anselm Kiefer, Charlie Chaplin and the frenziedly ephemeral life cycle of the Tizsa River mayfly—only three hours to live and so very much sex to have! (36 minutes).”

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Digital Dying: The Distance Between Art and Death – An Interview with Visual Artist Susan Silas (April 8, 2014).


This video was shot at the panel discussion held at Stadgalerie Saarbrücken on the occasion of the exhibition IN THE CUT – The Male Body in Feminist Art. The panel was moderated by curator Andrea Jahn. The exhibition opened at Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken on the 18th of May 2018 and ran through January 2019. The panel of English speaking artists took place on the 19th and included Eunice Golden, Joan Semmel, Katherine Gilje and myself. Betty Tompkins joined us via Skype. A second panel was held the next day of the German speaking artists.

BFA Fine Arts Presents Susan Silas. An artist talk given at the School of Visual Arts (November 11, 2014)