Ronald Nameth
12 min
USA 1967-2005

The Exploding Plastic Inevitable was a series of disorientating multiscreen expanded cinema productions (1966 and 67) organized by Andy Warhol featuring musical performances by The Velvet Underground & Nico, film projections, dancing and performances by Factory regulars, such as Mary Woronov and Gerard Malanga. E.P.I was also where the largest number of screenings of Andy Warhols Screen Tests occurred.

Ronald Nameth
(1946) USA

Ronald Nameth has been active in experimental film and video 1960, as well working with large multimedia projections and video installations. Nameth was in the first wave of artists to work with electronic media in the mid '60s. He first utilized electronic music devices and deconstructed the television to create electronic imagery. One example of this is LsG.A. a live double-screen film mixed-media presentation (made in '65 with audio composed by Salvatore Martirano).

Nameth has made many films and videos in collaboration with creative people such as composer John Cage, Michael Lytle and Per Norgaard, Poet Michael Holloway, artists Andy Warhol, William Wegman, and Modern Dance with Al Haung and the Living Movement Dance Theater, and Art Sinsabaugh. Nameth has received numerous awards around the world for his film and video, and his work is in the collections of numerous museums in the USA and Europe. He presently works as a film and video maker, digital media consultant, writer and as an educator.

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Ronald Nameth Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable 1967 - 2005 courtesy of the artist

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