To kick off every year, the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) meets with curators from the various programming departments to talk about what films, exhibitions, and performances might be of interest to them. After the initial meet and greet, WACTAC brainstorms ideas for programs, events, and workshops that tie into the year’s programming. Sometimes it takes a while for WACTAC to come to a collective decision about the programs they are interested in, but after hearing about Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips’ 13 Most Beautiful performance in February, they unanimously voted to create a project around it.
Taking 13 Most Beautiful as a template, WACTAC has begun creating 16mm film portraits based on Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests. The resulting films will accompany original soundtracks performed live by a select group of young musicians in late February in the McGuire Theater. We are searching for this “select group of young musicians”, so if you know high school age musicians, spoken word poets, rappers, or bands, please help us pass along the call for artists (click on the image below)! To participate – send music samples or a link to a myspace page to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been working with our resident 16mm filmmaker Allison Herrera. Our first shoot was a couple of weeks ago and here’s some photos from the day’s events.
Today, we got our first look at the films in the Cinema and we were really excited about the results.