The Shadow of the Factory

Date: 26 November 2000 | Season: Soundtracking 2000

Sunday 26 October 2000, at 9pm
Sheffield Showroom

Programme of short films featuring Andy Warhol, the Velvet Underground and others from the silver Factory and New York arts community.

Jack Smith, Scotch Tape, 1959-62, USA, colour, sound, 2 min
Jack Smith’s first film, shot in a rubbish dumb, music assembled by Tony Conrad

Piero Heliczer, The Soap Opera, c.1964, USA, b/w, silent, 13 min
Evocative document of the Lower East Side artists includes Angus MacLise, Tony Conrad, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, John Cale and others

Jonas Mekas, Award Presentation To Andy Warhol, 1964, USA, b/w, sound, 12 min
Jonas Mekas presents the Film Culture award to Warhol and his Factory gang

Andrew Meyer, Match Girl, 1966, USA, b/w & colour, sound, 26 min
Shot in the Factory and including some original Warhol Screen Tests

Keewatin Dewdney, Malanga, 1967, Canada, b/w, sound, 3 min
Stroboscopic cuts between Malanga reading poetry and dancing to the Velvet Underground

Ron Nameth, Warhol’s E.P.I., 1967, USA, colour, sound, 22 min
Kinetic film of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable concerts, with Velvet Underground soundtrack

Stephen Shore & Gerard Malanga, Frozen Warnings, 1990, USA, b/w, sound, 4 min (videotape)
Promotional video for the reissue of the Nico “Marble Index” CD

Part of the Soundtracking festival at Sheffield Showroom.