“The great stars are the ones who are doing something you can watch every second, even if it’s just a movement inside their eye.” - Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol’s superstars in Screen Tests:
→ Anne Buchanan, Paul America, Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, Nico, Susan Bottomly
The films were made between 1964 and 1966 at Warhol’s Factory studio in New York City. Subjects were captured in stark relief by a strong key light, and filmed by Warhol with his stationary 16mm Bolex camera on silent, black and white, 100-foot rolls of film at 24 frames per second. The resulting two-and-a-half-minute film reels were then screened in ‘slow motion’ at 16 frames per second.