Peggy Ahwesh She Puppet 2 2001

Peggy Ahwesh, Vision Machines

The first UK sur­vey exhi­bi­tion by artist and film­mak­er Peg­gy Ahwesh, curat­ed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Lon­don-based schol­ar and crit­ic Eri­ka Balsom.

25/09/21 – 16/01/22
Opening Times
Sunday, 12:00 – 16:00
Mon–Tue, Closed
Wed–Sat, 12:00 – 16:00
Free, donations welcome
Vision Machines is the first survey exhibition in the UK by American artist Peggy Ahwesh (b. 1954, Pennsylvania, USA). Curated in collaboration with London-based scholar Erika Balsom, the exhibition includes single-channel films and video installations made between 1993 and 2021.

Since the early 1980s, Peggy Ahwesh has forged a distinctive moving image practice in the ruins of originality and authority. Whether by working with nonprofessional performers, especially children, or by repurposing existing images – such as a decaying pornographic film, the video game Tomb Raider, or computer-animated news coverage – Ahwesh embraces improvisatory strategies that probe the critical potential of play. With keen attentiveness to the materiality of bodies and media technologies alike, her works articulate a feminist commitment to the marginal and the minor.
Peggy Ahwesh She Puppet 2 2001
Moving Image