[ARENA] kiss de Andy Warhol - Espaço Gesto - 14 Fev - 22:00

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Projecção: Kiss de Andy Warhol.
Data: 14.02.2008 Hora: 22:00 Porto;  19:00 Londres; 20:00 Roma
Local:  Espaço Gesto, Rua Cândido dos Reis, 64 4050-153 Porto
	Bistroteque, 23-27 Wadeson Street, Londres
	1:1 Projects, Piazza Scipione Ammirato 1/C, Roma
Centre d'Art Santa Monica, La Rambla 7, 08002 Barcelona

Tudo começou assim:
de: Filipa Ramos <laprimavera  gmail.com>
para: "Pablo León de la Barra", "cecilia canziani", "Adrienne Drake",   
"Carla Cruz", "Ortega Lopez, Antonio", "Athena Panni", "Francesco   
data: Jan 14, 2008 9:10 PM
assunto: Kiss, Andy Warhol, da Filipa

Dear all,
I am thinking of organising a screening of Andy Warhol's film Kiss in   
several different locations on the same day, which is the 14th of   
February, normally known as Saint Valentine's day. It has become an   
awful event, crowded with silly red and pink hearts that invade the   
shops and the streets of almost every Ocidental town. However, it is a  
  beautiful event, celebrating love in its most simple and immediate  
What I am trying to do is to purpose to some people that I consider   
dear friends, and with whom I have worked before, to develop this   
project together with me, in a way that this screening could be done   
in several different cities on the same day.
I think it is something quite simple to organise and that it can   
become a really nice event, not only because most of the people talk a  
  lot about Warhol's films but very few has had the chance to actually  
  see them, but also because it is an incredibly touching piece that   
analyses the act of kissing in a very conceptual and modern way,   
without destroying its romantic and emotional side.
Please let me know what do you think of this idea and if you are   
interested in being part of it.
Hope all of you are well and that the new year has started in the best  
  possible way!
Love (and Kisses!) Filipa

E vai ser assim:
Kiss consists of a series of short, silent, black and white films in   
which 13 couples kiss each other. Andy Warhol took more than one year   
to shoot the film, between August 1963 and the end of 1964, in several  
  different locations.
Kiss signs the start of some long term relationships between Warhol   
and some of the members of the cast. Such is the case of Naomi Levine   
(Warhol's "first female superstar") or Gerard Malanga (who became the   
artist's manager during the second half of the 1960's); others include  
  the art critic Pierre Restany, Ed Sanders (lead singer of the Fugs),  
  Rufus Collins (a member of the experimental group of the Living   
Theatre), the Venezuelan artist Marisol and the American painter   
Charlotte Gilbertson.
Several segments of Warhol's Kiss film(s) were shot in Naomi Levine's   
apartment. In fact, the first Kiss scenes (that included Naomi kissing  
  Ed Sanders, Rufus Collins and Gerard Malanga ) were originally known  
  as the 'Andy Warhol Serial' and were first shown at the Grammercy  
Arts  Theater in September 1963.
According to the Village Voice's critic Bob Colacello, the idea for   
Kiss came as a reaction to The Production Code (an American   
regulation, in force from 1930 to 1967, that enumerated the decent   
general principles for movies), which stated that films could not show  
  actors kissing for more than 3 seconds.
Independently of its history, Kiss is a fantastic example of Warhol's   
early movies, in which he uses his 16mm Bolex camera to create films   
that explore length and stillness, though a hard process of editing   
all the short movies.
At the same time, its minimalist and conceptual depicting of the   
romantic and deep act of kissing creates a work that gives us a   
constant tension between a cold perception of the couple's act of   
kissing and an unavoidable feeling of involvement.

(first part): Naomi Levine & Ed Sanders; Naomi Levine & Rufus Collins;  
  Naomi Levine & Gerard Malanga; (second part) Baby Jane Holzer & John  
  Palmer; Baby Jane Holzer & Gerard Malanga; John Palmer & Andrew  
Meyer;  Freddy Herko, Johnny Dodd, Charlotte Gilbertson, Philip von   
Rensselaet, Pierre Restany, Marisol;B&N;
USA, 1963, 58

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