Exhibition

Josh Michaels: 24 Hour Empire

7 Jan 2016 – 16 Jan 2016

Event times

January 7 through 16, 2016
Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM to 6PM

Cost of entry

Free

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Portland
Oregon, United States

Address

Travel Information

  • one block from the NW 10th and NW Glisan streetcar stop

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This multi-media is an homage to Empire, Andy Warhol’s 1964 durational film. Josh Michaels approached this as an art and science project, asking: How might Andy Warhol have made Empire today?

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For this exhibition, Josh Michaels creates an elaborate homage to the original Empire, one of Andy Warhol's first durational films. Beginning with a 24-hour durational video, Michaels used that original footage to also create photographs, lenticular prints, multi-channel video installation and interactive video displays. Michaels approached this multi-media project as an investigation, asking: How might Andy Warhol have made Empire today? 

Empire was one of the earliest in a series of underground films by Warhol that focused on a single subject for an extended period of time. To create it, Andy Warhol and Jonas Mekas spent six and a half hours filming the Empire State Building from the 41st floor of the Time-Life Building one summer night in 1964. These films were unconventional then, but they foreshadowed our current culture of always-on video made popular by the Internet and other readily available technologies. In 2014, Empire  celebrated its 50th anniversary, which included screenings in New York  and a special silver illumination of the Empire State Building.

Exhibiting artists

Josh Michaels

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