The films of Andy Warhol are provocative milestones of underground cinema, flaunting convention simply by letting the gritty world be itself. They include a motionless eight-hour shot of the Empire State Building, a short of Lou Reed drinking a Coke, and erotic acts aplenty.
In Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films, curated by the Andy Warhol Museum and Dean Wareham, 15 never-before-seen, digitally restored selections from the 1960s are presented alongside live music by five artists representing a musical trajectory from the post–Velvet Underground ’70s to today. The program features:
- Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound)
- Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces)
- Martin Rev (Suicide)
- Tom Verlaine (Television)
- Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna)
As part of the BAM 2014 Next Wave Festival, Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films will be playing at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY from November 6 to 8.
Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at BAM.org or by calling 718-636-4100.