aemi is delighted to announce WORM in Rotterdam as the first international destination of aemi’s 2022 Tour ‘In the long now’
With the support of Culture Ireland, aemi couldn’t be happier to add a new international dimension to our annual touring activity. ‘In the long now’ is aemi’s new 2022 Tour, come and experience it in the cinema at WORM in Rotterdam, 20:30 Wednesday 14th September.
The cinema programme features recent moving image works by three Irish artists – Eavan Aiken, Sandy Kennedy and Patrick Hough – and three international titles by Jeamin Cha, Alee Peoples and Sylvia Schedelbauer.
‘In the long now’ explores ideas relating to love, liveness, mortality, and the act or technological process of seeing beyond the limits set by our physical abilities. The films are accompanied by a new text by Irish critic Gwen Burlington which looks closely at what each film means in relation to life and death cycles – from more human-centric experiences to the impacts of climate change on the planet across space and time.
Alee Peoples, Standing Forward Full, 2020, USA, 5 minutes 38 seconds
Eavan Aiken, White Hole, 2021, Ireland, 13 minutes
Jeamin Cha, Ellie’s Eye, 2020, Korea/ USA, 11 minutes
Sandy Kennedy, The Incorporeal Body of a Shadow Soul, 2021, Ireland, 12 minutes
Sylvia Schedelbauer, Labor of Love, 2020, Germany, 12 minutes
Patrick Hough, The Black River of Herself, 2020, Ireland/ UK, 27 minutes
Running time 82 minutes
Alee Peoples, Standing Forward Full
A helter skelter is an amusement ride with a spiral slide built around a tower. Like this film, an exorcism attempt of an unrequited desire, itʼs either moving too fast or at a complete standstill. Disorienting but exciting.
Eavan Aiken, White Hole
Human and animal kin are instrumentalised; units of production, their substrate exhausted. Can we conceive a future where technology serves all and look forward with Promethean vigour?
White Hole spirals through space and time, seeking the ideal moment for opportunity.
Jeamin Cha, Ellie’s Eye
Ellie’s Eye is an essay video comprising found and original footage. This film interrogates how future societies and technologies can approach psychological issues of different individuals, and whether we are objectifying the human psyche itself.
Sandy Kennedy, The Incorporeal Body of a Shadow Soul
Based on memories and experiences of innocent women harmed by patriarchal ideologies in Irish culture, The Incorporeal Body of a Shadow Soul is a film poem, imagining the half life of a soul unable to escape the time and place of her wounding.
Sylvia Schedelbauer, Labor of Love
An expanding feeling, unfolding new inflections — forever different, forever changing.
Patrick Hough, The Black River of Herself
When an archaeologist is sent to excavate the remains of an Iron Age bog body, he finds the unexpected. The bog body has awakened to deliver him a stark warning; he must confront the impending storm of ecological collapse or face unfathomable disaster.
Essay by Gwen Burlington
The programme is accompanied by a new commissioned text by Gwen Burlington which looks closely at what each film means in relation to life and death cycles – from more human-centric experiences to the impacts of climate change on the planet across space and time.
Download the essay:
Gwen Burlington, ‘In the long now’ aemi Tour 2022 (Word doc)
Gwen Burlington, ‘In the long now’ aemi Tour 2022 (PDF)
We are beyond excited to present ‘In the long now’ over the next few months in collaboration with all of our host partners across Ireland and beyond. In addition to screening at WORM, ‘In the long now’ will also tour to Amsterdam’s best micro-cinema Filmhuis Cavia on Friday 16th September.
Check here for updates and upcoming date on aemi’s 2022 Tour ‘In the long now’