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Andy Warhol's Screen Tests Reel #10 + new soundtrack by Leif

Silent Film & Live Music

Edie Sedgewick

Ten of Andy Warhol’s short black-and-white film portraits, with a new live soundtrack created and performed by Leif.

Between 1964-66, Warhol would ask some visitors to the Factory to sit in front of his tripod-mounted 16mm Bolex camera, face forward, and hold still. They each sat for three minutes; the films that resulted are known as the Screen Tests.

The sitters’ responses to this ordeal, and their decisions about how to perform themselves for the camera, make these films hugely revealing. Some are reduced to weeping; some are overcome with self-consciousness; some meet the camera with an equal force of personality. The sitters in Reel #10 include Lou Reed and Edie Sedgwick.

For this event, DJ and producer Leif has created a new live soundtrack that explores the more ambient/experimental side of his sound, expanding on musical themes hinted at in his latest album, 2019’s Loom Dream, released on Whities.

US 1964-66 Dir Andy Warhol 40 min 16mm presentation

Andy Warhol, ScreenTest: Edie Sedgewick [ST308], 1965
16mm, black-and-white film, silent, 4 minutes 36 seconds at 16 frames per second
© 2019 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.

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