13 Most Beautiful
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|Thu 4 Mar ’10, 8:00pm||
Where: Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington
Restrictions: All Ages
- A Reserve: $69.00
- A Reserve Friend: $64.00
- B Reserve: $60.00
- B Reserve Friend: $55.00
- C Reserve: $51.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: festival2010
Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
Dean and Britta / USA
Wellington-born Dean Wareham and wife Britta Phillips, both former members of dream pop/indie group Luna, deliver this effortlessly sophisticated live musical performance to 13 of Andy Warhol’s famous screen tests.
Captured at Warhol’s Silver Factory back in the 1960s, the silent, black and white screen tests include the likes of uber-cool superstars and notorious scenesters Edie Sedgwick, Dennis Hopper and vocalist Nico. A smouldering Lou Reed also makes an appearance – casually sipping a Coke in a laidback tribute to Warhol’s pop art ideals.
The screen tests are projected overhead as Dean, Britta and band perform mostly live new music to each four-minute film segment. The exceptions are some deliciously vintage covers of Bob Dylan and The Velvet Underground, perfectly suited to the whimsical, 60s-infused sound of the chic ensemble. Warhol’s unmatchable style and unique art has been rejuvenated in this rocking live art experience from these stylish ‘genre-shapers’. Don’t miss it.
Band Dean Wareham, Britta Phillips, Matt Sunrow
and Edward Lee Waters
Production design Clear Story Creative
Associate Producer: Sarah Ford, Quarternaire
Tour Coordinator: Aicha Boutella, Quarternaire
Andy Warhol, Screen Tests, 1964-66. 16mm film transferred to Beta SP videotape
Black and white, silent, 4 minutes each at 16 frames per second
Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. The project is
jointly commissioned by The Andy Warhol Museum and The Pittsburgh Cultural
Trust for the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts 2008.
Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia.
Duration: 1 hr 10