Short films: Súitú

presented by aemi
FIlm - Wed 13 September 2023
WORM Rotterdam
WORM Central Station
Start → 20:30
End → 23:00

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with featured artists Lisa Freeman, Susan Hughes, and Holly Márie Parnell, in conversation with Tim Leyendekker, Film Programmer at WORM.

Curated by Dublin based art film platform aemi, ‘Súitú’ brings together some of the most affecting moving image works by Irish and international artist filmmakers we have encountered in recent years. With films by Fábio Andrade (Brazil), Susan Hughes (Northern Ireland), Morgan Quaintance (UK), Bárbara Lago (Argentina), Sofia Theodore-Pierce (USA), Lisa Freeman (Ireland) and Holly Márie Parnell (Ireland).

Súitú – an Irish language term pronounced Suet-two – evokes the sucking in-and-out sound made as the sea moves through stones at the shoreline, a sound often heard in springtime as large waves pull pebbles and stones before rolling them back in. Evoking the elemental, the programme’s pacing picks up not just on the familiar ebbs and flow of the sea, but also the rhythmic actions that circumscribe contemporary lived experience. From inner psychological journeys to the phenomenological, the seven films in this programme together offer an emotional, embodied and deeply sensory experience.

Fábio Andrade, Contorno/ Contour, 2021, Brazil, 10 mins
Susan Hughes, Eyes Like Cats 2022, Northern Ireland, 3 mins
Morgan Quaintance, A Human Certainty, 2021, United Kingdom, 20 mins
Bárbara Lago, Yon, 2021, Argentina, 8 mins
Sofia Theodore-Pierce, Other Tidal Effects, 2021, USA, 7 mins
Lisa Freeman, Hook, Spill, Cry Your Eyes Out, 2020, Ireland, 3 mins
Holly Márie Parnell, Cabbage, 2023, Ireland, 28 mins