“Love is food. That’s all. Neither better or worse. Sometimes very good. Sometimes terrible. But to say—as people will—that wasn’t love. As though that makes you feel better! Well it might not have been nourishing, but it sustained me for a while.”
—Elizabeth McCracken, Thunderstruck
Newly Discovered Warhol Artworks Found On Amiga Floppy Disks From 1985
From The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry:
A multi-institutional team of new-media artists, computer experts, and museum professionals have discovered a dozen previously unknown experiments by Andy Warhol (BFA, 1949) on aging floppy disks from 1985.
The purely digital images, “trapped” for nearly 30 years on Amiga® floppy disks stored in the archives collection of The Andy Warhol Museum (AWM), were discovered and extracted by members of the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Computer Club, with assistance from the AWM’s staff, CMU’s Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (FRSCI), the Hillman Photography Initiative at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), and New York based artist Cory Arcangel.
It’s kinda funny to be presented with the news of new works by established artist from a digital medium, but then again it is well known that Warhol loved working with the Commodore Amiga - some links below:
A video showing Warhol using the Amiga to create a piece live before an audience with Debbie Harry [Link] [NME Front Cover] [The Finished Work]
An interview with Amiga World on working with the computer [Here and Here]
"Some people underestimate how erotic it is to be understood."
We use language in various forms from the moment we’re born until the moment we die. To pretend or argue that it has no power, that it can’t be used to marginalize and oppress, that it can’t be violent, that it can’t be used to murder, is either immensely disingenuous, or completely naive.