AEMI and IFI present the film and video work of Peggy Ahwesh and Julie Murray. The programme examines the distinct and overlapping interests of two significant filmmakers, both of whom will be in attendance for the screening.
Over several decades of practice Peggy Ahwesh has created one of the more heterogeneous bodies of work in the pantheon of experimental cinema. From early films shot on Super8 to recent forays into digital animation, Ahwesh’s work powerfully addresses questions of feminism, cultural identity and performance.
Drawing upon her background in Fine Art, Julie Murray has produced a significant body of work which has shown at and/or is included in the collections of MOMA, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, and the Pompidou Centre. Born in Ireland, Murray has been based in the U.S since the 1980s and aemi is delighted to present a screening that looks at work from several parts of her career.
For further details and ticket booking please see www.ifi.ie/ifi-aemi-ahwesh-murray
Films by Peggy Ahwesh
- Philosophy in the Bedroom (1993), Digital / 16 min
- The Third Body (2007), Digital / 9 min
- 73 Suspect Words (2000), Digital / 4 min
- Beirut Outtakes (2007), Digital / 8 min
- Lessons of War (2014), Digital / 6 min
- From Romance to Ritual (1985), Digital / 20 min
Please note – there will be a five minute break between each filmmaker’s programme
Films by Julie Murray
- If You Stand With Your Back to the Slowing of the Speed of Light in Water (1997), 16mm / 18 min
- Frequency Objects (2013), Digital / 5 min
- Distance (2010), 16mm / 12 min
- Orchard (2004), 16mm / 8 min
- Fl. Oz (2003), 16mm / 6 min
- Astronomer’s Dream (2011), Digital / 4 min
- Shored Against A Ruin, (2017), Digital / 10 min
Discussion at TBG+S
The screenings will be followed by a discussion with Peggy Ahwesh and Julie Murray at Temple Bar Gallery+Studios. Free admission, all welcome but booking is essential through the following eventbrite link: