Previously at the ICA - Films
6 Apr 2013
This black and white six-hour marathon captures Warhol’s close friend and poet John Giorno as he sleeps. Sleep was Warhol’s first film and was shot on a 16mm Bolex Camera, bought specifically to capture his then-lover in a state of slumber. The film is reputed to have premiered at a benefit for New York’s Film-Makers’ Cooperative in 1977 to an audience of 9 people. Consisting of looped material shot in Giorno’s apartment, the film reveals the intimate detail of the poet’s vulnerable state laid bare for Warhol.
Dir. Andy Warhol, US 1963, 321 mins