Andy Warhol “Sleep” 1963

Andy Warhol Sleep 1963

A long take footage of John Giorno, Warhol’s first experience with video filmmaking : five hours and 20 minutes..

SLEEP premiered on January 17, 1964.

Andy Warhol:

“I could never finally figure out if more things happened in the sixties because there was more awake time for them to happen in (since so many people were on amphetamine), or if people started taking amphetamine because there were so many things to do that they needed to have more awake time to do them in… Seeing everybody so up all the time made me think that sleep was becoming pretty obsolete, so I decided I’d better quickly do a movie of a person sleeping. Sleep was the first movie I made when I got my 16mm Bolex.”

Andy Warhol’s Factory People

Here is a mini-series directed by Canamedia IncAndy Warhol’s Factory People takes an in-depth look at the lives and times of the unique people who spent exclusive time with Andy Warhol and worked at the Factory during the silver sixties, making it all click as a new counter-culture arose and began to exert its influence throughout the arts scene in New York. Features never before seen footage and intimate interviews with the Warhol “stars” who knew Andy best, including Billy Name, Ultra Violet, Gerard Malanga and Taylor Mead.”

Canamedia Inc is the international distributor of this series and created this trailer.

 

Written by D .M

 

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