The Color of Love, 1994

Peggy Ahwesh films

Friday, February 16, 2001 - 12:00pm
Acclaimed avant-garde filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh has screened all over the world from Berlin to Toronto to San Francisco, has had two one-person shows at the Museum of Modern Art, was included in two Whitney Biennials, and was part of the Whitney's recent exhibit "The Color of Ritual, The Color of Thought: Women Avant-Garde Filmmakers in America 1930-2000." Screening program: The Color of Love (1994): "Starting with a hopelessly inept porno film from the '70s which had deteriorated with age and poor storage conditions--the decay and mold have a sensual interest on their own-- Ahwesh produced a beautiful and powerful film, both erotic and disarming." The Deadman (1990): "Based on 'Le Mort', a story by Georges Bataille, that constructs a sexuality that is excessive, dispursed, destructive and scatological. The film charts the adventures of a near naked heroine who leaves the corpse of her lover, goes to a bar, and sets in motion a scabrous free-form orgy before returning to the house to die--a combination of elegance, raunchy defilement and barbaric splendor."