They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. - Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol - US artist (1928 - 1987)
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Under the Warhol Super Stars
Saturday night we attendend the 13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests. Shown in the background with Live Musical Accompaniment by Dean & Britta, they were extra good, some music felt and sounded in the style of The Velvet Underground.
One of the screen tests was Mary Woronov, we were lucky to have her at the performance. Mary, being part of the Warhol Factory, explained that to Andy, these were not screen tests but more as moving portraits that could be put onto a wall. Warhol was a voyuer and enjoyed watching, without being watched.
Also that the screen tests were longer than normal screen tests. This way the real person was likely to come through.
Mary also mentioned a book she has written, Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory, about her experiences being part of the Warhol factory.
There were 13 screen tests, each with a song and a short description. What a perfect evening it was for this tribute to Andy, under the stars at the Ford Ampitheatre, The Hollywood bowls' smaller brother on the other side of the caheunga pass.