Hungama Screen Tests

  • Tarun Shah / Seeva

Vivek Vadoliya and Ryan Lanji created their take on Warhol's iconic 'Screen Tests' of the 60s with members of East London's queer South Asian scene. I created an original score to show the amalgamation of cultures represented; from the South Asian diaspora, the queer scene and the British alignment that all inform the intersectional identities of the scene. As a performer, I played in Sitar, Tabla Clarinet, Piano and vocals alongside synths and electronic beats. The title 'Screen Tests' refers to the Hollywood convention of filming new faces to test their screen presence. In Warhol's films, his superstar subjects were left to be themselves in front of the camera with nothing to do but return its gaze.


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