Jim Carroll

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Warhol, musos and grub at IMMA

It seems that Some Days Never End, the series of gigs from POD Concerts to be held in the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin during October, will feature THREE tents. That counts as serious oneupmanship …

Mon, Sep 17, 2007, 09:11

   

It seems that Some Days Never End, the series of gigs from POD Concerts to be held in the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin during October, will feature THREE tents. That counts as serious oneupmanship given the amount of large canvas erections going up in Dublin 8 this autumn.

One tent will feature a load of musical acts, most of which we’ve already told you about already because we’re so like that. The list includes Groove Armada with Dizzee Rascal (October 25), Jose Gonzalez with Duke Special (October 26), Pet Shop Boys (October 27), what’s left of the Buena Vista Social Club with Kila (October 30) and The Frames with John Cale (October 31).

Another tent will recreate Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory.

A hip New York City hangout for the Warhol set with artists, musicians and creatives such as Lou Reed, John Cale, Bob Dylan, Truman Capote, Alan Ginsberg, Susan Sontag, Edie Sedgwick, Dennis Hopper and Candy Darling passing though its doors. Decorated in tin foil and silver paint by Warhol’s friend and Factory photographer Billy Name, the Silver Factory hummed day and night gaining a reputation as a centre for hedonism and decadence.

But from 1964 to 1968 the Factory also hummed with the whir of cameras and creativity, providing a physical and conceptual framework for a broad range of activity that pushed the boundaries of what art production can be and helped define our contemporary ideas of the role of the artist.

Over the course of the fest, this tent will feature screenings of such Warhol arty flicks as Eat and Sleep and other works and installations. All of this Warhiolism is in conjunction with Sligo’s Model Arts and Niland Gallery who are presenting their own Warhol exhibition from October 6 to December 22

And a third tent will feature food and drink. Well, what do you reckon then, this or this?

No sign of Ian Brown, though.