Art Gallery of Alberta

Ode to Screen Tests

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.


STEVE GIN JENNIFER JUCHLI
CARY GREENE & TIM MCPHEE MONIQUE PAHUG & ANA RUIZ
CHRIS CHECK CLAIRE ALEXANDER
ERIN OLOVSON JESSICA KRUHLA
JONATHAN LOGAN MACY MICKELSON
MIKAYLA BRENNEIS NATASHA SOLES & KATIE KELLY
SCOTT WILLIAM OSINCHUCK STEPHANIE KIRALY
KENDAL BARBER & ROSS MCKENZIE JAMES KNULL & ANDREW FISHER & JEFF FILLMORE
RACHEL & ANDREW ANDERSON DANA
DANIELLE DOLGOY & JOEY VITULANO JAY MACLEAN
LAINEY ELIJABI LANA & NAZIA
OLESYA UNKNOWN NAMES
MYKA OSINCHUK & LARA CHECK LISA WALZAK & NASILA ALI
BALLI & DARRIA & STEWART & JASON