When: Thursday, 1 November - 6:30pm
Where: Alaska Projects, Kings Cross Car Park, Level 2, 9A Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
How much: FREE

Andy Warhol bought a 16mm camera in the '60s and thought he’d give the whole filmmaking thing a go. He ended up making quite a few between 1963 and 1968, which begun underground before becoming more widely known.

If you’ve got a bit of paper on your wall that has the words BA Arts on it, you have possibly already watched some of his works. But if you haven’t or want to watch them again in a Factory-like space at Alaska Projects, this is your chance. The University of Technology Sydney in collaboration with Alaska Projects have decided to screen some of Warhol’s radical films, which play with expanded forms and have a bit of a subversive content with a minimalist style.

This is a one-off happening that will show The Chelsea Girls (a work that captures the 1960s New York art crowd) and other Warhol films from the Museum of Modern Art collection, including The Velvet Underground and Nico and Poor Little Rich Girl. There will be plenty of experimental shots of Edie Sedgwick in her lingerie, wearing a rather large earring sitting around smoking, and impromptu jam sessions filmed at The Factory. All films will be projected on 16mm celluloid, with The Chelsea Girls in its original double-screen format.

If you’re a 16mm film lover, a massive Warhol or Velvet Undergrond fan, or maybe you want to see what the movie Factory Girl is based on, this night will be right up your alley.


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