Peggy Ahwesh (b. 1954)
Bethlehem (2009)
2009, 8 min, sound

Writes Ahwesh: "Working through my archive of accumulated video footage, I pretended it was found footage from anonymous sources. What began as a tribute to Bruce Conner of the period of Valse Triste and Take the 5:10 to Dreamland, with their deliberate pace and bittersweet memory of home, ended as a dedication to my father as I wound my way through miscellany with distance and another aim."

Music: Henry Cowell. Thanks: Grey Gerston, Jackie Smith, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Felix LeVeque, Elise Gardella, Keith Sanborn, Light Industry. Special Thanks: Bobby Abate. A tribute to Bruce Conner and Phil Ahwesh. -- EAI

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