Salise Hughes is a visual artist who manipulates found footage into experimental films. Her films have screened in festivals in North America and Europe as well as art museums and micro-cimemas. Charles Mudede of The Stranger wrote “ Her work subjects the visual to the logic or condition of music… the music is removed from its work in a narrative and transformed into a pure mood, pure images–– a man swimming, a tourist walking through a wilderness of strange noises.”
In 2013 she was awarded a residency in Belgrade Serbia where she made a film with local archived footage. That film later won an award at Belgrade Festival of Documentary and Short Film. Other awards include Ann Arbor Film Festival, Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Works, and Alternative Film/ Video Festial in Belgrade.