Russell, Warhol: Incandescences

Ben Russell gathers the impressions of an audience in raptures to the noise of Lightning Bolt. It is a manipulation of the live experience -real time-, which portrays youngsters given over to a powerful floodlight coming from the back of the stage.

Lupe Vélez was an ephemeral Hollywood star who got dressed up before she committed suicide at home. Warhol, in one of his studio system satires, turns a delicate Edie Sedgwick into Lupe. Both authors deal with the dichotomy between fame and anonymity, depicting the human being in the intoxicating state of someone who is reflecting an alien light.

Black and White Trypps number 3, Ben Russell. USA, 2007, 12 min, 16 mm
Lupe, Andy Warhol. USA, 1972, 12 min, 16 mm

18 December 2008
The Auditorium
Admission fee
Xcèntric session: 3.60 € / Reduced: 3 €

5-session vouchers: 12.50 € / Reduced: 10 €

CCCB Friends: free
Ticket sales
Advance sales at the CCCB box offices and Telentrada and 902 10 12 12

All screenings will be in the original version with Catalan subtitles and film format (16/35 mm) unless indicated otherwise. The CCCB reserves the right to make any changes to the programme in case of unforeseen circumstances. Screenings in the Auditorium. Limited capacity. Punctuality is requested.