Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rihanna via Warhol

Interesting remix of 'S&M' to the films of Warhol and Kenneth Anger. I can't believe this wasn't thought of earlier. Featured in this remix are 'Blow Job', 'My Hustler', 'Kiss', 'Mario Eats a Banana', 'Scorpio Rising', 'Lucifer Rising', 'Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome'... you get the idea. This is pretty awesome. I like. For those of you not in the know, Kenneth Angers films are the ones in color, and Warhol's films are the ones in B&W. The man dancing very strangely with a length of chain is poet and Warhol's right hand, Gerard Malanga. The man eating the banana in 'Mario Eats a Banana' (the only color Warhol film in this collage) is seminal and famed drag performer Mario Montez, who went on to be one of the most influential presences and an icon in avant-garde and underground cinema. Edie Sedgwick can be seen to Malanga's left sitting and smoking. And just to be clear, the pixelations are of course not of the original films, but have been put in for youtubes sake, which I consider close to sacrilege.

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