Pistolary! Films and Videos by Peggy Ahwesh

03:34:42 | 3 DVDs

Collection: Single Artist Compilations, Box Sets

Tags: Consumer culture, Crime or Violence, Feminism, Future, Gender, Language, LGBTQ, Mental Landscape, Performance, Sexuality, Video games, Youth/Childhood

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Pistolary! Films and Videos by Peggy Ahwesh

This 3-disc DVD collection features nine works by maverick film and video maker Peggy Ahwesh. The set also includes title descriptions, a biography, film/videography, a selected bibliography, and the following texts:

  • Pistolary! Films and Videos by Peggy Ahwesh -- Eileen Myles
  • Film, Baby -- Peggy Ahwesh
  • Interview with Peggy Ahwesh -- Scott MacDonald


Included Titles

The Scary Movie
Two girls personalize the horror genre with a plot and shot-by-shot structure of their own design, reveling in their ability to reproduce the tropes of horror while, at the same time, taking control of its meaning. With Martina Torr and Sonja Mereu...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: experimental film, film or videomaking, youth/childhood

Peggy Ahwesh
2001 | 17:00
She Puppet
Lara Croft, the virtual girl-doll of the late 20th century, is recast as a triad of her personas: the alien, the orphan, and the clone in this work based on appropriated footage from the game Tomb Raider. This title is only available on Pistolary!...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: gender

Martina's Playhouse
“In Martina’s Playhouse everything is up for grabs. The little girl of the title oscillates from narrator to reader to performer and from the role of baby to that of mother. While the roles she adopts may be learned, they are not set, and she...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: body, experimental film, gender, lgbtq, mental landscape, performance, psychoanalysis, sexuality, youth/childhood

The Star Eaters
A short and inconclusive treatise on women and gambling. The allure of risk- taking, the contradictions of excessive behavior, and a penchant for failure combine in this fairy-tale set in the abandoned decay that was once a glamorous Atlantic City....


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: architecture, consumer culture, gender

Peggy Ahwesh
1990 | 37:00
The Deadman
"Charting the adventures of a near-naked heroine who sets in motion a scabrous free-form orgy before returning to the house to die--this film combines elegance, raunchy defilement and barbaric splendor." --Jonathan Rosenbaum, "Dubbed and Dubber,"...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: experimental film, sexuality

Peggy Ahwesh
1998 | 30:00
 The woman has perhaps murdered her lover and is living in an unstable world when he returns to her at night, in her dreams and into her arms, as witness to the subversive violence of nature, corporeality and desire. With Anne Kugler, Bradley...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: experimental film, mental landscape, sexuality

73 Suspect Words & Heaven's Gate
Two text videos from a series that distills to a poetic and symbolic core, a variety of texts, source code, search results, and/or coded messages from the unruly databases that glut the net. This title is only available on Pistolary! Films and...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: language, poetry

the vision machine
 The spinning disks of Duchamp and the sex jokes of Bunuel collide in this essay about the feminine speaking subject, her wit, and its relation to her unconscious. With Lucy Smith, Diane Torr. This title is only available on Pistolary! Films...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: art history, experimental film, gender, psychoanalysis

Peggy Ahwesh + 1 other
1993 | 50:00
Strange Weather
A quartet of crack addicts, absorbed by their life of pure sensation, are holed up inside while the world outside is about to explode.


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: holiday, lgbtq, pixelvision, youth/childhood