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Aimee Goguen, Cosima Sch, Margaret Haines, Olivia Taussig and Peggy Ahwesh

May 3, 2023 9:00 am 11:00 am

The first week of Human Resources Summer Screening Series includes video and animated works by Aimee Goguen, Cosima Sch, Margaret Haines, Olivia Taussig and Peggy Ahwesh.  Camera direction, collage and personal archive are themes interwoven throughout these works. Curated by Aimee Goguen and Olivia Taussig these films navigate landscape and the human form with an exploratory and immediate gaze.

The Summer Screening Series runs every Wednesday at 9:00PM from May 3-August 31 

Artist bios:

Aimee Goguen (b. 1982) is a moving-image artist and object-maker based in Los Angeles. Her work has long dealt with themes of abjection and the grotesque in relation to the body and sexuality. Her video work has been included in such anthologies as The Oxford Companion to Queer Cinema, reviewed by William J. Simmons and Dodie Bellamy’s The Pink Place. Goguen co-curated Afterglow: Summer Video Series with Harry Dodge. She co-curated All The Reasons with Mariah Garnett at REDCAT, Los Angeles, and Lick, Stick, Leak with Suzy Halajian at 2220 Theatre, Los Angeles. She currently teaches animation at California Institute of the Arts.

Cosima Sch is an artist living and working in Mexico City. She is also known as Kinkey Delores, Sauvital Paper, and Agua de Calzón.

Margaret Haines is a Montreal born and educated multiform conceptual artist working in film, photography, publication, fashion, archive-studies and installation. Margaret earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photography & Media from the California Institute of the Arts, has held numerous fellowships, and has exhibited her work internationally; in 2015-2016 she attended the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include MAC musée d’art contemporain in Montreal, KRIEG in Brussels, Auto Italia South East in London, 1646 in The Hague and Rozenstraat in Amsterdam. Her writing and film works have been presented at The East End Film Festival, Carroll Fletcher and The ICA in London, Today’s Art in The Hague, VISIO lo schermo dell’arte in Florence, Anthology Film Archives in New York, Western Front Exhibitions in Vancouver, and le Centre Culturel Canadien and FIAC Les Jardins Tuileries, Cinephemère in Paris. Haines’s forthcoming book On Air: Purity, Corruption and Pollution is a narrative biography of artist Cameron and pairs Haines’s formal archival work with a wider analysis of the contemporary moment and an alignment with the tangential and apophenic. Margaret lives and works in Paris and Montréal, and is currently a lecturer at Sciences Po in Paris.

Peggy Ahwesh was born in 1954. She is a video artist working in live-action and animation. She received her B.F.A. from Antioch College. Her work has been widely shown, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; the Balie Theater, Amsterdam; the Filmmuseum, Frankfurt; the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam; Museu d’Art Contemporani Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Microscope Gallery, New York and Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, among other venues. Her numerous awards include an Alpert Award in the Arts, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and grants from the Jerome Foundation, Creative Capital, and the New York State Council on the Arts. She teaches at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Olivia Taussig-Rees (born 1986) is an artist who creates still and moving image work.  Taussig creates experimental animations that draw from news headlines, sports, personal archive, and mythology. Taussig’s work has been screened at the Whitney Museum, SXSW, Melbourne Film Festival, Bermondsey Project Space, Afterglow LA, Human Resources LA, and other international festivals and galleries. Taussig obtained her BA in Anthropology + Media from Goldsmiths, University of London and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Experimental Animation. Taussig currently lives in New York City where she teaches animation at Pratt Institute, and Parsons the New School.

Videos in the program:

2016 General Devour Violations and Pamper Center, by Cosima Sch, HD video, 2m 56s, color, sound

2017 I Dreamt in Heaven, by Margaret Haines, HD video, 3m 44s (loop), color, sound
Starring: Natassa Arabatzi, Georgia Kotokou, Manos Koulimpis, Spiros Mesologitis, Nikos Tasoulis, Sadir
al-Iraqi, Peter Paul Emmanuilididis, and Will Ascott

2016 The Balcony, by Margaret Haines, HD video, 10m 33s, color, sound
Starring: Anna Maria Pinaka, Sands Murray Wassink, Clara Amaral, Geo Wyeth

2018 Human Bridge, by Aimee Goguen, Hi-8 on SD video, 2m 25s, sound by Caye Castagnetto
Subjects: Hanna Hur and Michael Kennedy Costa

2022 Act 1 and Act 2, by Aimee Goguen, HD, 9min, sound by Dakota Higgins
subject: Rollin Hunt

2022 Duel Carriageway, by Olivia Taussig and Tom Rees, HD animation, 01m 23s, color, sound

2023 Wind Calisthenics, by Olivia Taussig, HD video and animation, 3m 33s, color, sound

1989 Martina’s Playhouse, by Peggy Ahwesh, super 8mm film on video, 19m 48s, color, sound

1993 The Scary Movie, by Peggy Ahwesh, 16 mm film on video, 8m 16s, b&w, sound

2021 Curve the Night Sky, by Peggy Ahwesh, HD video, 5min, color, sound


Imgage credit: Wind Calisthenics by Olivia Taussig 2023.