ВЫСТАВКА «НЕ КАЖЕТСЯ ЛИ ТЕБЕ, ЧТО ПРИШЛО ВРЕМЯ ЛЮБВИ?»
РАЗДЕЛ 3. «ФРАГМЕНТЫ РЕЧИ ВЛЮБЛЕННОГО»
Andy Warhol
Born in 1928 in Pittsburg (USA).
Died in 1987 in New-York (USA).
WORK:
"Kiss", 1963-64
Film, 54 min.
Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
In 1963 Andy Warhol bought a 16mm camera and "Kiss" became his first film experiment. This work is founded on the consistency of the various fragments, all of which show the same subject – a kissing couple. Furthermore, it is important that the length of the fragments is 3.5minutes, which was then the equivalent of one roll of the cine- film. Much in Warhol's first film inherits to his previous fine art. Inasmuch as the composition of his paintings relied on the montage of variations of one motif, something similar can be seen in "Kiss". If his paintings represented icons of mass media, what could be more iconic for cinema than a close-up of a kiss? However, no matter how much his films were connected to his previous work, Warhol immediately discovered something special and new in the language of cinema when he picked up a camera. Around the same time director Pier Paolo Pasolini, who knew Warhol and his work well, wrote that cinema has no language since it represents the pure flow of life. And just as death is what finally brings meaning to life, the only thing that organizes the flow of life in cinema is editing. Pasolini's point of view was reiterated by André Bazin who stipulated that editing kills reality. With the help screen.
THE HUMAN CONDITION
artistic director of the project: Viktor Misiano
National Center for Contemporary Arts
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center
Made on
Tilda