Video: 'Sleep' by Andy Warhol (1963)

'Sleep' is one of the first films of Andy Warhol, which consists of long take footage of John Giorno (North American poet and performance artist), his closest friend at the time, sleeping for five hours. The film was one of the first Warhol's experiments with filmmaking, and was established as an "anti-film." Warhol later extend this method to his eight-hour-long film 'Empire'.

Sleep premiered on January 17, 1964, presented by Jonas Mekas (often called 'the godfather of American avant-garde cinema') at Film-makers' Cooperative. Of the nine people who attended the premiere, two left in the first hour.