Poses: Cascading Figures
A limited edition produced on the occasion of Peggy Ahwesh’s survey exhibition Vision Machines at Spike Island (25 September 2021 to 16 January 2022).
In the early 2010s, Ahwesh began making works from a database she found on YouTube made by a Taiwanese Company that specialises in lo-res animated news. Struck by how “something so vital as a news item is reduced to CGI animation” these animated scenes have since appeared in her films Lessons of War (2014); Smart Phone (2014); Verily! The Blackest Sea, The Falling Sky (2017) and Re: the Operation (2019), all of which feature in Ahwesh’s 2021 exhibition at Spike Island.
This limited edition print removes some of the figures from these animated news scenes, further abstracting them from their original potent news sources and pausing them in scenes of peril, distress and trauma.
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