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The camera was frequently left unattended while Andy Warhol filmed his series of Screen Tests, leaving Lou, Edie or Dennis to sit with the whirring, disembodied eye of the camera. It’s a rare occasion of contemplative inaction to see in anyone, let alone the now-revered faces that nomadically passed through The Factory.

These snippets can remind us of the infrequency with which we allow ourselves to sit like this; existing simply as a subject of being, letting time pass in deliberate lull. Perhaps the potential boredom of stillness could open up a thought or desire we never knew we had.