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Installation view Warhol 1968 at Moderna Museet Malmö Photo: Helene Toresdotter/Moderna Museet

Warhol and film

Lecture with Anna Arnman

18.6 – 18.6 2019


Say Andy Warhol and you get to think of his silkscreen, brilloboxes or photographs. But the fact is that he left behind a significant film production –  from feature films to music videos. Anna Arnman, senior lecturer in Visual Communication at Malmö University, will in her lecture tell us more about Andy Warhol’s filmmaking.

In 1963, Andy Warhol recorded his first film “Sleep” with a 16 mm Bolex camera. Between 1963 and 1968 he produced no less than 160 films. In our Warhol 1968 exhibition, the feature film “Chelsea Girls” is shown, where we can watch a double-screen film of hotel rooms at the famous Chelsea hotel for three and a half hours.

In her talk, Anna Arnman will highlight both Warhol’s long and short film production and his music videos. Initially, an overview is given of the experimental film and the art film tradition, and then the focus is on the media-specific and also the more commercial film creation. Finally, Anna Arnman gives examples of films that were influenced by Warhol’s film production.

Anna Arnman defended her thesis in film science at Lund University on Clive Barker´ s film Hellraiser and is a senior lecturer in Visual Communication at K3/Malmö University. She has also been editor-in-chief of the film magazine Film International (Intellect) and a member of the board of Lund International Fantastic Film Festival.

Anna Arnman, Photo: Gustaf Holmberg