Friday, July 24, 2009

July 24, 2009 - Andy Warhol On Being Shot

"I always worry that when nutty people do something, they'll do the same thing again a few years later without ever remembering that they've dont it before - and they'll think it's a whole new thing they're doing. I was shot in 1968, so that was the 1968 version. But then I have to think 'Will someone want to do a 1970s remake of shooting me?' So that's another kind of fan." - Warhol

July 24, 2009 - Warhol's Movies by Jonas Mekas

"You watch a Warhol film without being hurried. From the beginning it prevents the viewer from being in a hurry. The camera hardly moves from the spot. It remains foccused on the subject as if there were nothing more beautiful and important than this subject. We can look at it longer than we are accustomed to doing, and this gives the viewers an oppurtiunituy to clear their minds of everything. We begin to understand that we have never really seen what happens when hair is cut or how one eats. Although we have had out hair cut and we have eaten, we have never truly perceived the act of hair cutting or eating. The whole reality of our environment suddenly becomes interesting in a new way, we feel that everything has to be filmed in a different way." - Jonas Mekas

July 24, 2009 - On Warhol's Films

In the beginning Warhol's films mainly concentrated on the simplest proceedings and events : Sleep (1963) was his six hour film debut and shows a sleeping man while the camera slowly moves over individual parts of his body. Actually the film consists of only 20 minutes, the rest being repetition of the first sequence, repeating the technique of his silkscreen pictures. Empire (1964) presents an eight-hour view of Manhattan''s pride, The Empire State Building, photographed from the 44th floor of the Time-Life building. The film portrait of Henry Geldzahler shows the art connoisseur smoking a cigar- for 100 minutes.
He claimed that one could do more while watching his films than when watching other films : one could eat and drink, smoke, cough and look away and then look back again and always find that everything was still there.

July 24, 2009 - Andy Warhol's Quote

"The most beautiful thing in Tokyo is McDonald's.
The most beautiful thing in Stockholm is McDonald's.
The most beautiful thing in Florence is McDonald's.
Peking and Moscow don't have anything beautiful yet."
- Warhol (1975),

July 24, 2009 - Haneke's Quote

"Pornography, it seems to me, is no different from war films or propganda films in that it tries to make the visceral, horrific, or transgressive elements of life consumable." - Michael Haneke

July 23, 2009 - Rock 'n' Roll All Night by KISS

July 23, 2009 - I Was Made For Loving You

July 23, 2009 - Detroit Rock City by KISS

July 23, 2009 - Caught In A Riot by Andreas Tilliander

July 23, 2009 - Back To The U.S.A by Andreas Tilliander

July 23, 2009 - Poesitaget by Andreas Tilliander

July 23, 2009 - Sun Lips by Black Moth Super Rainbow

July 23, 2009 - Drippy Eye by Black Moth Super Rainbow

July 23, 2009 - If I Fell by The Beatles

July 23, 2009 - And I Love Her by The Beatles

July 23, 2009 - Mongoloid by Devo

July 23, 2009 - Jocko Homo by Devo