Art about the Unseen, 1957-2012
12 June – 6 August 2012
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XZ Continue Reading →
I love almost still videos as you can see in my videos. Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests have been a big influence for me, he shot around 500 portraits and the original material was around two minutes each and was stretched to five minutes in slow motion. You can buy a limited edition DVD in an LP-shaped set with 13 original Ilford fiber paper photographs for 250 bucks here. The great music is by Britta Phillips and Dean Wareham. Dean Wareham is known to have played in Galaxie 500 and Luna.
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I like almost still videos, it’s like adding an other dimension to a photographic portrait, streching the act of taking a picture in time. “L’Enfer” by Henri-Georges Clouzot is a never finished psychedelic experiment in lighting and movie techniques literally starring a wonderful Romy Schneider.
A familiar project is the first officially published DVD by Andy Warhol “13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests”. You can watch Lou Reed drinking a coke and some girl toothbrushing. Warhol shot around 500 portraits and the original material was around two minutes each and was stretched to five minutes in slow motion. Continue Reading →