Carnegie Lecture Hall
7 – 9 p.m.
Pittsburghers will be among the first to learn the story behind 23 never before seen artworks created by Andy Warhol.
Last week the international art world was abuzz with news that long-languishing Warhol art had been discovered on floppy disks (note to self: save everything). Uncovered by Carnegie Mellon’s Computer Club, the images were commissioned by Commodore International and were made by the King of Pop Art using an Amiga 1000, the first personal computer released by the company in 1985. Saved on files and trapped on antiquated floppy, the colorful images were part of The Warhol’s archives, but could not be viewed because the technology needed to extract them had become obsolete.
Premiering at Carnegie Museum of Art on May 10th, the documentary film, Trapped: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Experiments, chronicles the remarkable story, while also raising questions about the life cycle of images in today’s world of rapidly changing technology. View the film, learn about the high- and low-tech hacks who retrieved Warhol’s computer experiments and enjoy cocktails and snacks.
The special premiere will include a post-screening conversation with the project’s key players, including artist Cory Arcangel, new media scholar Jon Ippolito, and Golan Levin, Keith Bare and Michael Dille of Carnegie Mellon’s Computer Club.
The Trapped screening marks the second installment of a five-part documentary series called The Invisible Photograph, which examines the expansive nature of photographic production, distribution and consumption via the more hidden side of the medium, including images that are sometimes buried, unrecognizable, lost or simply forgotten. Each installment of the series will be posted online after premiering at the museum. The Invisible Photograph is part of the recently unveiled Hillman Photography Initiative, nowseethis.org.