Some of Warhol’s earliest films were called Screen Tests, in which Warhol asked guests at his studio (famous or not) to pose for him. Warhol developed a standard process for his almost 500 different Screen Tests. Subjects stood motionless in front of the camera, creating a sort of “living portrait” that was then projected in slow motion and silent. In Ode to Screen Tests the AGA’s Lindsey Bond created an inventory of Refinery guests following Warhol’s own formula.
Click one of the thumbnails below to watch the end results.