The Andy Warhol Museum and Dean Wareham
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, 15 never-before-seen, digitally restored selections from the 1960s are unveiled. Five artists representing a musical trajectory from the post-Velvet Underground 70s to today—Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna), Tom Verlaine (Television), Martin Rev (Suicide), Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces), and Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound)—perform live alongside Warhol’s celluloid oeuvre, featuring Marcel Duchamp, Edie Sedgwick, Donovan, Warhol himself, and others.
Digital transfer of Warhol films courtesy of MPC
Co-commissioned by The Andy Warhol Museum, BAM for the 2014 Next Wave Festival, and UCLA Center for the Art of Performance
Dean Wareham is a founding member of the cult indie rock bands Galaxie 500 and Luna.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Tom Verlaine is the frontman of the New York band Television.
Keyboardist Martin Rev is co-founder of the electronic proto-punk group Suicide.
Singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger is a solo artist and one-half of the Fiery Furnaces.
Atlas Sound is the solo moniker of Deerhunter frontman and provocateur Bradford Cox.