Green Kill Live Stream, October 30, 8 PM

Green Kill Live Stream will present the first of three "Silver Factory Screen Tests Reprised" on Friday October 30, 8 PM.

Image is of Allen Ginsberg participating in the Silver Factory Screen Tests.

Green Kill Live Stream will present the first of three "Silver Factory Screen Tests Reprised" on Friday October 30, 8 PM on Youtube, featuring Victoria Lafiandra, Phil DeMartino, Chris Dohse, Richard Treitner, Bruce Weber and Joanne Pagano Weber..

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Silver Factory Screen Tests Reprised at Green Kill

Green Kill is now offering an 21st century version of the Warhol’s Screen Test. Subjects again would post for 3 minutes but in a live stream event. Each event would be 30 minutes or 6 subjects live streamed. The live stream will be promoted on eventbrite.com for a minimum of 1 dollar donation. All proceeds will be divided among the six subjects. If you are interested in participating, please write to 29greenkill@greenkill.org. The dates of the screen tests will be promoted and and the schedule of subjects will appear below.

Second Silver Factory Screen Tests Reprised is Friday, November 27, 8 PM. The final one is Friday, December 18, 8 PM.

Silver Factory Screen Tests 

Warhol’s Screen Tests took place at the Silver Factory between 1963 and 1966. In these short films, Warhol created his own cache of Superstars. Superstars are actors interesting enough to carry a film on their own—not by playing a particular role but simply by being themselves. His subjects included both famous and anonymous visitors to the studio, including poet Allen Ginsberg, actor Dennis Hopper, and artist Salvador Dalí. When asked to pose, subjects were lit and Warhol filmed them with his stationary 16mm Bolex camera on silent, black-and-white, 100-foot rolls of film. Each Screen Test took exactly three minutes to create, lasting as long as the roll of film took to spool through the camera. The standard formula of subject and camera remaining almost motionless for the duration of the film results in a “living portrait.” When Warhol showed the films, he slowed them down slightly, extending their run time to about four minutes each, imparting a dreamy, slow-motion effect to the finished works.