True Places Never Are: New Videos by Peggy Ahwesh

True Places Never Are: New Videos by Peggy Ahwesh

“A renegade arte povera ethnography of the everyday.”—Mark McElhatten, Hi-Beam


Los Angeles premieres

Renowned for her savvy, sometimes ambiguous use of heterogeneous representational strategies to engage with complex cultural issues, Peggy Ahwesh has sustained one of the most profound voices in experimental media. Her latest works emerge from her time living in Palestinian communities in the West Bank: The visual essays Alluvium (2015) and Kissing Point (2014) portray parallel worlds existing within a single geography, while Lessons of War (2015) repurpose animated news reports into darkly poetic visions of calamity. The Alpert Award winner’s oeuvre includes celebrated feminist works such as Martina’s Playhouse (1989), Strange Weather (1993) and She Puppet (2001). 

In person: Peggy Ahwesh

The Jack H. Skirball Series is curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud and supported, in part, by the Ostrovsky Family Fund.

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MON 2/20
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff