ANDY WARHOL – POP & ART
A Joint Project for Gesher Theatre and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
A performative event directed by Michael Kramenko based on interviews with Andy Warhol and world media publications
There may have been better painters than Andy Warhol. There were surely cinema directors that influenced world cinema more than him. There were journalists, musical producers, and fashion designers who had a larger contribution to their fields than Warhol. But it is doubtful whether it is possible to name one person who left his mark on all these fields more than Andy Warhol, who divides the 20th century into the period before him, and the period of his life with everything that happened after him. A pale quiet man from Pittsburgh, whose life and works transformed our conception of modern art.
The play is based on Warhol's books, interviews, and the memories of his acquaintances. The audience will pass through the key events of his life and career, through the people who constituted waystations in his life, and will receive a picture, albeit partial, of the artistic explosion of the 60s and 70s of the twentieth century, partly due to Andy Warhol.
Translation: Sivan Baskin
Directed and Set Design by: Michael Kramenko
Costume Design: Oren Dar
Music: Avi Benjamin
Sound Design: Felix Shaposhnik
Lighting: Alexander Sikirin
Assistant Director: Hadar Bahochma
Stage Managers: Tatiana Sukhanova and Yana Adamovsky
White Warhol - Israel (Sasha) Demidov
Red Warhol – Alon Fridman
Green Warhol – Neta Shpigelman
Blue Warhol – Dor Michaeli
Edie Sedgwick – Noa Har Zion
B Man – Henry David
Ultraviolet / Diana Vreeland – Lilian Ruth
Factory / Reporter/ Candy – Paolo E. Moura
Factory / Reporter/ Solance – Carmel Kandel
Factory / Reporter/ Fat the Cat - Ruth Rasiuk
Factory / Reporter/ Billy Name – Hillel Capon
Date: June 2 at 14:00 | June 3 at 21:00
Location: Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission.
* Ticket purchase at the Gesher Theatre website and box office
Andy Warhol – from interviews:
In the late 50s I started an affair with the medium of television which has continued to the present. I play around in my bedroom with as many as four television at a time. But I didn't get married until 1964 when I got my first tape recorder. My wife. My tape recorder and I have been married for ten years now. When I say "we," I mean my tape recorder and me. A lot of people don't understand that.
The acquisition of my tape recorder really finished whatever emotional life I might have had, but I was glad to see it go. Nothing was ever a problem again, because a problem just meant a good recording and when a problem transforms itself into a good recording it's not a problem anymore. An interesting problem was an interesting recording.
Question: What is Pop-Art trying to say?
Warhol 2: I don't know
Question: What is Coca Cola for you?
Warhol 2: "Pop"
Reporter: I always wondered about the question: Usually artists bring a lot of personal materials and feelings into their work. Can you do that? I mean, in pop art? Are your feelings imprinted in your art?
Edie: What feeling can you put in a can of soup?!
Second reporter: Mr. Warhol, you said you never learnt drawing, has there been a strong influence in your work?
Andy Warhol: Mark Chagall. I love his work very much. I never had any thought of copying his art, but I did feel that I could express my ideas as he has.
Question: how much time do you invest in a drawing, more or less?
Warhol 2: zero time
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