Touring Programme: ‘Súitú’

Curated by aemi and screening at both national and international venues ‘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).

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Holly Márie Parnell, Cabbage, 2022, Ireland, digital, 28 mins, image courtesy of the artist


About Súitú

‘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.

Following on from its screening with Cork International Film Festival, ‘Súitú’ will now travel to a number of venues and festivals both in Ireland and abroad. Curated by aemi and featuring work by Fábio Andrade, Susan Hughes, Morgan Quaintance, Bárbara Lago, Sofia Theodore-Pierce, Lisa Freeman and Holly Márie Parnell.

Film info
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
Barbara 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
Running time 80 minutes

Text by Ruairí McCann
The programme is accompanied by a newly commissioned text by writer and film programmer Ruairí McCann

If you are interested in finding out more about featuring this screening as part of your festival or venue programme contact us any time at [email protected]

Close up of a row of white conical shells lined up beside a line of stone set into the ground. The white shells brightly reflect the sunlight

Fábio Andrade, Contorno/ Contour, 2021, Brazil, digital, 10 mins, image courtesy of the artist

Landscape image looking over a valley and snow topped mountains are in the background. The landscape is green and rocky, and houses are dotted around in the distance. Grey cloud hangs low over the mountains in the background

Susan Hughes, Eyes Like Cats, 2022, Northern Ireland, digital, subtitled, 3 mins, image courtesy of the artist

Close up of the fingertips of a person with dark skin tracing a printed image of lightning striking above sky scrapers. Stylised text to the right of the printed image reads: Naked City

Morgan Quaintance, A Human Certainty, 2021, UK, 16mm transferred to digital, 20 mins, image courtesy of the artist and LUX, London

A child with straight brown shoulder length hair faces the camera and sticks out their tongue

Bárbara Lago, Yon, 2021, Argentina, digital, subtitled, 8 mins, image courtesy of the artist

Pieces of writing, notes, shells, paint, and bright, transparent sheets of plastic all lay atop one another to form a colourful assemblage

Sofia Theodore Pierce, Other Tidal Effects, 2021, USA, 16mm transferred to digital, 7 mins, image courtesy of the artist

A blue pointed out-of-focus blob appears on a yellow background

Lisa Freeman, Hook, Spill, Cry Your Eyes Out, 2020, Ireland, digital, 3 mins, image courtesy of the artist

Close up of daylight shining on the face of a white horse, highlighting the horse's brown eye and the detail of the horse's hair. Blue skies are in the background.

Holly Márie Parnell, Cabbage, 2022, Ireland, digital, 28 mins, image courtesy of the artist