Documentary Premiere of Trapped: Andy Warhol's Amiga Experiments

Saturday, May 10, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Carnegie Lecture Hall

Co-sponsored by The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University

Get your tickets now for the world premiere of Trapped: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Experiments, part of The Invisible Photograph documentary series.  Please note: tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the event.

From as far back as the drawings made on the inside of caves, visual images have, from time to time, become “invisible.” Consider the case of 23 images made by Andy Warhol on a Commodore Amiga computer drawing program in 1985. It wasn’t long before the images were trapped, held captive on obsolete disks. For more than 25 years, they remained in The Andy Warhol Museum archive, until 2013, when an intrepid team including artist Cory Arcangel and members of Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Club set out to retrieve them.

Trapped: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Experiments tells this story, raising questions about the lifecycle of images in a world of rapidly changing technology. A conversation with the key players follows the screening, including artists Cory Arcangel and Golan Levin, new media scholar Jon Ippolito, and Keith Bare and Michael Dille of the Carnegie Mellon Computer Club.

Afterward, enjoy signature cocktails and snacks with the creators and stars.

Trapped: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Experiments is part of The Invisible Photograph, a five-part documentary series investigating the expansive realm of photographic production, distribution, and consumption by way of the hidden side of photography, whether guarded, stashed away, barely recognizable, or simply forgotten.

This event is part of the Hillman Photography Initiative, an incubator for innovative thinking about the photographic image. To join the conversation or learn more about the Hillman Photography Initiative at CMOA, visit

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