13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
This touring video program features a selection of Warhol’s four-minute silent film portraits with commissioned soundtracks by Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips, performing as Dean and Britta. This multimedia concert began touring in 2009 and has toured internationally to almost fifty venues. The project resulted in the first official release of early Warhol films on DVD, which was produced in collaboration with Plexifilm.
The project was jointly commissioned by The Warhol and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the 2008 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts and was developed by The Warhol’s Ben Harrison, curator of performing arts, with Geralyn Huxley, curator of film and video, and Greg Pierce, associate curator of film and video.
Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films
This multimedia performance comprises fifteen short Warhol films accompanied by live music from five songwriter-composers performing original scores to the film selections. The composers and performers, selected by Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna), who also performs, include icons Tom Verlaine (Television) and Martin Rev (Suicide), Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces), and Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound). The film selections are a combination of portraits and actualités featuring superstars and luminaries such as Taylor Mead, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, Mario Montez, John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Marisol, Donovan, and Andy Warhol.
The Warhol partnered with The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance to co-commission Exposed, which premiered in Pittsburgh in 2014 in honor of the museum’s twentieth anniversary celebration. Exposed was developed by The Warhol’s Ben Harrison, curator of performing arts, with Geralyn Huxley, curator of film and video, and Greg Pierce, associate curator of film and video, in consultation with Dean Wareham.