Screen Test: John GiornoSuper 8
Directed by Brendan Burdzinski
Art Direction by Mor Mor Studio
Brendan Burdzinski’s Screen Test: John Giorno, January 22, 2016 pays homage to Andy Warhol’s iconic screen tests—minutes-long silent moving-portraits of Warhol’s friends and acquaintances, artists, musicians, writers, poets, critics, gallerists, and actors in New York City’s inner art circle. Often filmed at Warhol’s studio on 47th Street—famously known as The Factory—the screen tests capture an era and culture on film that MUSE Art cover star John Giorno played an instrumental role in shaping, as an artist and poet.
More than fifty years after his starring role in Warhol’s Sleep (1963), which literally documented Giorno sleeping for the duration of the film, Screen Test: John Giorno, January 22, 2016 captures the artist in his apartment and art studio on the Bowery that he’s occupied since long before the Bowery was home to the New Museum, countless galleries, and Whole Foods.