Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2009
Dean & Britta's take on Andy Warhol's screen tests.Coming to MassMoca on March 28, 2009. Beautiful to an extreme.
"This project, commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, is like an archeological dig unearthing the 1960s New York art scene. Dean & Britta (a.k.a. Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, formerly of the storied band Luna) have composed music to accompany Warhol's rarely seen short silent film portraits, which captured Factory superstars, celebrities, and anonymous teenagers in technically simple but mesmerizing 4-minute shots. The Screen Tests, as the artist called them, are newly illuminated by Dean & Britta's haunting, seductive scores."