Peggy Ahwesh

Margaret "Peggy" Ahwesh (born 1954 in Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania) is a female American avant-garde filmmaker and experimental video artist. She revieved her B.F.A. at Antioch College. A true bricoleur, her tools include narrative and documentary styles, improvised performance and scripted dialogue, synch-sound film, found footage, digital animation, and crude Pixelvision video. Her work is primarily an investigation cultural identity and the role of the subject, in various genres. Her interests include: women, sexuality and feminism; genre; reenactment; artists' books. Her works have been seen around with world in San Francisco, New York, Barcelona, London, Toronto, Rodderdam, and Creteil, France. Starting in 1990, she has taught at Bard College as a Professor of Film and Electronic Arts. Her teaching interests include: experimental media, history of the non-fiction film, and women in film. Peggy Ahwesh went to Antioch College where she became enamored with the works of radical artists and filmmakers like Paul Sharits, Carolee Schneeman and Joyce Wieland. After college, she returned to her hometown of Cannonsburg where she began her film career working on Super 8 film.




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