Fifteen of Andy Warhol’s short films will finally be making their public screening debut in October, combined with live musical performances.
Although *Andy Warhol* has been known all over the world for his iconic works in pop art, the artist has of course dabbled in almost all sorts of media including film. Some of his well-known movies, albeit non-traditional and off-beat, include “Chelsea Girls”, “Sleep”, and “Empire”. Now, “Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films” is an event to be held on October 17, 2014 at The Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland in Pittsburgh in celebration of the Andy Warhol Museum’s 20th anniversary. According to the Museum, the selected films, all recently digitized by the MPC/Technicolor, “are a combination of portraits and actualités featuring Superstars and luminaries such as, John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Allen Ginsberg, Mario Montez, Marisol, Taylor Mead, Jack Smith, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, and Andy Warhol.” Meanwhile, artists tapped to participate in the creation of the music for the films include Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Dean Wareham, Eleanor Friedberger, and Bradford Cox.
In a press release, as quoted on Complex, curator Geralyn Huxley said, “It’s so wonderful to be able to share these newly digitized films that reveal different aspects of Warhol and his filmmaking.” “Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films” is an effort by the Warhol Museum in partnership with The Brooklyn Academy of Music and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.