Andy Warhol Eats A Hamburger [33 Scenes From YouTube RECON] (2010)

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Part of a series of films reconstructing (RECON) moments of 20th century art out of remakes sourced from the internet.

Recon of Andy Warhol Eats A Hamburger made from 33 YouTube clips (including the original). This was originally a scene in Jorgen Leth's "66 Scenes from America," a documentary film comprised of 66 long-take sequences of Americans doing things, one of which featured nothing more than Andy Warhol eating a hamburger. As Leth writes, "He is told that he has to say his name and that he should do so when he has finished performing his action, but what happens is that the action takes a very long time to perform; it's simply agonizing.I have to admit that I personally adore that, because its a pure homage to Warhol. It couldnt be more Warholesque. That's of course why he agreed to do it." (Mette Hjort & Ib Bondebjerg, The Danish ...

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Part of a series of films reconstructing (RECON) moments of 20th century art out of remakes sourced from the internet.

Recon of Andy Warhol Eats A Hamburger made from 33 YouTube clips (including the original). This was originally a scene in Jorgen Leth's "66 Scenes from America," a documentary film comprised of 66 long-take sequences of Americans doing things, one of which featured nothing more than Andy Warhol eating a hamburger. As Leth writes, "He is told that he has to say his name and that he should do so when he has finished performing his action, but what happens is that the action takes a very long time to perform; it's simply agonizing.I have to admit that I personally adore that, because its a pure homage to Warhol. It couldnt be more Warholesque. That's of course why he agreed to do it." (Mette Hjort & Ib Bondebjerg, The Danish Directors: Dialogues on a Contemporary National Cinema, p70)

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