Touring Programme: In the long now

‘In the long now’ is a new touring programme curated by aemi that places work by Irish contemporary film artists in conversation with three titles by international practitioners all of whom are innovating new approaches to the moving image as an artform

Alee Peoples, Standing Forward Full, 2020, USA, image courtesy of the artist

Following on from its screening with CIFF, ‘In the long now’ will travel to a number of venues and festivals both in Ireland and abroad. Featuring work by Alee Peoples, Eavan Aiken, Jeamin Cha, Sandy Kennedy, Sylvia Schedelbauer and Patrick Hough, ‘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.

‘In the long now’ tour dates

The Model, Sligo
20th August – 24th September 2022, film installation

VISUAL, Carlow
23th September – 8th January 2023, film installation

WORM, Rotterdam
20:30 Wednesday 14th September 2022, cinema event + Q&A with Tim Leyendekker, aemi Co-Director Alice Butler and programme artists Eavan Aiken and Sandy Kennedy

Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam
20:30 Friday 16th September 2022, cinema event + Q&A with aemi Co-Director Daniel Fitzpatrick and programme artists Eavan Aiken and Sandy Kennedy

Pálás Cinema, Galway
6:30pm 11th October 2022, cinema event

Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
6:30pm 19th October 2022, cinema event

Galleri Format, Malmö
28th October – 6th November 2022, film installation

Film info
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.

Text by Gwen Burlington
The programme is accompanied by a new 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)

 

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]



Extreme close-up of a dog's eye, the dog has a nervousness about it

Jeamin Cha, Ellie's Eye, 2020, image courtesy of the artist

Landscape scene of the sky, the sea, and low hanging clouds lying over fields

Eavan Aiken, White Hole, 2021, image courtesy of the artist

A transparent black circle in the middle of pink and blue psychedelic colurs

Sylvia Schedelbauer, Labor of Love, 2020, image courtesy of the artist

A close-up of a person with light skin holding a circular fossil in the middle of an archaeological site

Patrick Hough, The Black River of Herself, 2020, image courtesy of the artist and FVU

A dark image of part of a person's body lying in a black space

Sandy Kennedy, The Incorporeal Body of a Shadow Soul, 2021, image courtesy of the artist

A close-up of a person's foot on their tippie-toes wearing white ballet shoes

Alee Peoples, Standing Forward Full, 2020, image courtesy of the artist