In his opening remarks to "Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures," MoMA's Chief Curator at Large Klaus Biesenbach told us to think of Warhol's screen tests -- 12 of which are presented in large-scale on the wall of one gallery -- as portraits.
Americans rarely see photos of the dead, especially their own, in mainstream media outlets. The U.S. media has been trained to tiptoe around publishing images of American corpses, not wanting to outrage the families of dead soldiers and citizens.
Never mind TST would watch Lynn Freed read the back of a soup can. Give her 10 minutes and she'd have that soup can speaking Dutch and flirting with a bag of soda crackers. Simply one of the classiest acts in contemporary literature. Makes you feel smarter just hanging around.
To look at the escalating popularity of the documentary film is to enter an interesting, complicated, and collectively psychoanalytic exploration of the role of desire and dreams in a time of mass confusion.