Pittsburgh, PA | Brooklyn, NY | Los Angeles, CA
As part of the celebration of the museum’s 20th anniversary, The Warhol presented the world premiere of Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films in partnership with The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. This performance is comprised of 15 short Warhol films that have been recently digitized by MPC/Technicolor and had not been publicly screened. Five songwriter-composers, reflecting the generational trajectory and musical influence from post-Velvet Underground ‘70s through today were selected to write and perform music live on stage.The films chosen are a combination of portraits and actualités featuring Superstars and luminaries such as, John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Allen Ginsberg, Mario Montez, Marisol Escobar, Taylor Mead, Jack Smith, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, and Andy Warhol. Clear Story has been involved in the project from its inception serving as The Warhol’s Production Designers for the premieres in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and New York City. Clear Story has designed and directed the touring performances of Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films both nationally and internationally.
Andy Warhol Museum, Tom Verlaine