Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Andy Warhol: EAT
June 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Warhol’s 1964 silent film EAT, an experimental silent film, stages the banality of eating. In collaboration with the American Pop artist, Robert Indiana, Warhol directed him to slowly eat one single mushroom. In the context of 1960’s American cinema, this film epitomizes the kinds of aesthetic and structural changes that were influencing experimental cinema produced by independent artists.
In keeping with the patterns and trends that both challenged and redefined the boundaries of film at the time, EAT exemplifies Warhol’s early cinematic themes, in particular stillness and duration.