Susanne Stich

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Susanne Stich grew up in Nürnberg, Germany, and lives in the Northwest of Ireland. Her creative work involves image-making (mostly film & some photography) & writing (short stories, flash fiction & non-fiction).

Her visual work has been shown as part of film festivals (Corona Cork Film Festival; Frameline San Francisco; Merlinka Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia; Davis Feminist Film Festival, California; Belfast Photo Festival; Galway Film Fleadh & others), solo & group exhibitions (Void, Derry; Artlink, Fort Dunree, Inishowen; Burren College of Art & others) & academic conferences (Journal of Media Practice Symposium, Bristol; ISEA Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, Belfast; SIEF Congress, Derry & others).

Her writing has appeared in many anthologies & magazines (e.g. The Stinging Fly, Ambit, The Impressment Gang, Cuirt Journal, West 47, Macondo - Die Lust am Lesen & others)

She is currently the Literary Guide for the Reading Rooms project at Verbal Arts Centre, Derry, and a regular contributor to online magazine The Honest Ulsterman.

Prior to that she lectured in the School of Art & Design at University of Ulster for many years. She also curated exhibitions by Anna Konik, Margaret Salmon, Bieke Depoorter, Grace Schwindt & Christian Jankowski for Void, Derry.

Her PhD with Visual Practice (2010) examined the "Visibilities of Childhood in Moving Image", emphasizing children's agency and child-adult connectedness. The project combined creative practice with a theoretical framework drawing on cultural geography, visual anthropology & sociology. It also included three case studies of film artists Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Miranda July and Jane Campion.

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