Early Monthly Segments

#48 = 2/18/13 = Andy Warhol’s Kitchen

in collaboration with Oakville Galleries

Kitchen © 2012 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute.
All rights reserved. Film still courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum.

Accompanying Oakville Galleries’ exhibition Where I Lived, and What I Lived For and its themes of psychic and domestic interiority, we present Andy Warhol’s Kitchen (1965). Instructed by Warhol to write a vehicle for Edie Sedgwick in a “completely white” setting, scenarist Ronald Tavel created one of Warhol’s most iconic films. Here a group of performers of all stripes – the sink and litter basket receive equal billing to the human actors – are forced into Warhol and Tavel’s cruelly comical theatre of the absurd. Inside this cramped domestic space, boredom, confusion and a sense of existential dread hang heavy in the air. Warhol and Tavel transform the modern 1960s kitchen – replete with the latest gadgets and conveniences – into a chaotic laboratory for self-creation and interpersonal conflict.

Programmed by Jon Davies. More info on the Oakville show here.

Kitchen, Andy Warhol, 1965, 16mm film, black & white, sound, USA 66 min.

@ Gladstone Hotel, Ballroom | 1214 Queen St West
Monday February 18, 2013 | 8:00 pm screening | $5-10 suggested donation

Upcoming! EMS #49 = Monday March 18 = 4th Anniversary