RISD Museum — Free On Sundays

warhol-film-st-edie-sedgwick-st308cawm Now on view — Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests.

Between 1964 and 1966, Warhol created more than 350 Screen Tests, 20 of which are screened in this exhibition. Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Nico, Lou Reed, and Susan Sontag were among the hundreds of subjects, all posed and recorded on 100-foot rolls of silent, black & white film by Warhol’s stationary 16mm Bolex camera. These portraits are projected in slow motion so that each lasts about four minutes; as a sequence, they induce an almost hypnotic reverie that “help the audiences get more acquainted with themselves,” as Warhol once said.

‘Screen Tests’ runs through May 11 in the Spalter New Media Gallery. A screening of two other Warhol films, ‘Kiss’ and ‘Eat’ (also silent and in black and white) is scheduled for November 21st at the Metcalf Auditorium.

RISD Museum, admission free on Sundays, 10am to 5pm, 224 Benefit Street, 20 North Main Street (directions)

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