Silver Factory Screen Tests: Livestream @ Green Kill

Date(s) - 12/30/2020
8:00 pm

Virtual Event Only


Silver Factory Screen Test on Wednesday, December 30 at 8 PM will feature Sal Cataldi, Fred Duignan, Dane Johnson, Gary Mayer, Dave Strahl and Rick Warren. The screen tests broadcast on Youtube:
The 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.
Green Kill is now offering an 21st century live stream version of the Warhol’s Screen Test. Subjects will sit for 5 minutes. Each event is 30 minutes, 6 sitters per event.
If you are interested in participating, please write to The dates of the screen tests will be promoted and and the schedule of subjects will appear below.


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