SLEEP, made in 1963, though less direct in its exploration of what is seductive on the screen than BLOW JOB, holds a mirror up to our consciousness. It is not voyeurism but an allegory and metaphor on American movies' selfimposed straightjacket of cinematic codes, forms and adornments. Warhol gives us a new but more integral way of looking at things, a way that is not so much interested in special effects and fast action but sublte nuances. Warhol wanted to seduce us all to re-examine our way of looking at the world.
This film is part of the „Silent Program“
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Photo © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Cast: John Giorno
Director: Andy Warhol