7pm: Film Screening

8:15pm: Conversation with Peggy Ahwesh and Jennifer Montgomery (in-person and online via twitch.tv)

  • Visual Studies Workshop Project Space Resident and experimental film and video artist Peggy Ahwesh will present her recent collaboration with filmmaker Jacqueline Goss, OR119: a theoretical musical based on the ideas of radical psychologist Wilhelm Reich. As Freud’s favorite student, Reich centered his study on the intersections of psychoanalysis and Marxism. Reich’s work advocates for a re-imagining of family structure and gender roles, sexual liberation for younger people and the working poor, and a deep understanding of the effect of fascisms on the body. OR119 includes quotations by Reich set to songs and imaginary conversations between Reich and a number of contemporary feminist thinkers. 

    This event includes a film screening and discussion with Ahwesh and Jennifer Montgomery, filmmaker and longtime collaborator and one of the stars of the film. VSW Curator Tara Nelson will host the post-screening discussion.

    Online tickets are available to watch the film for a 24 hour period. The discussion will also be available as a livestream via twitch.tv.

    [Download Program PDF]

    Suggested: $10 [tickets]

    The VSW Salon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • Still from OR119 by Peggy Ahwesh and Jacqueline Goss