The Resource Peggy Ahwesh 2007: An Interview, (online streaming)

Peggy Ahwesh 2007: An Interview, (online streaming)

Label
Peggy Ahwesh 2007: An Interview
Title
Peggy Ahwesh 2007: An Interview
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Subject
Summary
In this interview, American filmmaker, teacher, and video artist Peggy Ahwesh (b.1954) delves into the key figures and primary texts that have inspired her work in Super-8 and video since the 1970s. She discusses her early influences as a member of the underground art scenes in Pittsburgh in the late 70s and Soho's Kitchen in the 80s. Ahwesh's experimental hand-processing and controversial subject matter can be traced to feminist theory, and her exposure to underground experimental films, including works by Werner Herzog, George Amaro, Kenneth Anger, Jack Smith and her teacher at Antioch College, Tony Conrad. Ahwesh's motivation for producing film and video comes from a special investment in personalities and people. Much of her early work extended from her interest in archiving moments of private interaction; she amassed catalogs of footage, from which she pieced together a narrative. In this interview, Ahwesh provides further context for her critique of patriarchal society in such works as Dead Man Trilogy (1989-1992), the "small town" ethnographic short films, The Pittsburgh Trilogy (1981-83), and her early New York film, From Ritual to Romance (1985). She makes clear that her use of sexualized bodies is not meant to be pornographic, but is intended as a device for investigating the power dynamics of gender. Ahwesh views conceptual constructs of philosophers such as Georges Bataille, Lacan, and Freud as the anchor for this work. At the time of this interview in 2007, the artist's most recent project focused on hypnosis and heat-sensitive camerawork, an effort she locates within her long-time interest in the brain, bodies and affect. Ahwesh currently teaches Film and Electronic Art at Bard College - Faye Gleisser Interview conducted by Steve Reinke in November of 2007, edited in 2014
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Video Data Bank in 2007
Language note
In English
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Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
52
Technique
live action
Label
Peggy Ahwesh 2007: An Interview, (online streaming)
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Publication
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  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1126650
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unknown
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1 online resource (streaming video file)
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unknown
Form of item
online
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1126650
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921959627
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Peggy Ahwesh 2007: An Interview, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1126650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1126650
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921959627
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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