I like almost still videos, it’s like adding an other dimension to a photographic portrait, streching the act of taking a picture in time. „L’Enfer“ by Henri-Georges Clouzot is a never finished psychedelic experiment in lighting and movie techniques literally starring a wonderful Romy Schneider.
A familiar project is the first officially published DVD by Andy Warhol „13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests“. You can watch Lou Reed drinking a coke and some girl toothbrushing. Warhol shot around 500 portraits and the original material was around two minutes each and was stretched to five minutes in slow motion. You can buy a limited edition DVD in an LP-shaped set with 13 original Ilford fiber paper photographs for 250 bucks here. Music by Britta Phillips and Dean Wareham, who is known to have played in Galaxie 500 and Luna.
Image © Andy Warhol / 2008 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.
Screen Test: Jane Holzer (1964)
16mm film, black and white, silent, 4 minutes at 16 frames per second