4 VERTIGO

4 VERTIGO

LANDING

LANDING

STRUGGLING IN PARADISE

STRUGGLING IN PARADISE

SPHERICAL COORDINATES

SPHERICAL COORDINATES

WHEN HITCHCOCK MET ELSE EIERMANN IN AUERSTEDT...

WHEN HITCHCOCK MET ELSE EIERMANN IN AUERSTEDT...

BODEGA BAY SCHOOL

BODEGA BAY SCHOOL

Program 1

4 VERTIGO
In 4 Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcocks 128-minute film Vertigo has been condensed by capturing one frame for every two seconds of the original movie. The condensed film was then duplicated four times shifting the horizontal or vertical orientation of the frame with each duplication. The four films were then reassembled sequentially frame by frame generating a stuttering kaleidoscopic montage.

LANDING
The video footage took place in studio 1 at the Akademie der Kunst in Berlin, an enchanted place for the artist, as it was were Samuel Beckett use to stay in Berlin. A small narrative is based on two overlapped actions with similar beginnings and different endings. The artist plays the ghostly character. We could determine the key moments of this video work as being the shower, when the character fully dressed takes a shower, or the strange fall down the studio's stone staircase. We can also find a tight relation between these two actions with the two murder scenes in Alfred Hitchcock's, Psycho.

STRUGGLING IN PARADISE
Amidst information overload, communication overkill and mediated emotions, Paradise, a state of complete happiness, remains a fleeting promise, a state of mind impossible to achieve. When asked, even Hitchcock struggles to define what happiness is. Some people stretch the use of their senses to the limits, seeking 'various emotions'. Others seek refuge in the creative process. Still others think there is 'nothing to worry about', and just follow the drive to find a constantly fleeting Paradise.

SPHERICAL COORDINATES
A scene from the classic film Psycho is wrapped around the inside of a 3D primitive: a sphere. The film moves, the camera moves, and the sphere rotates. It is like the experience of moving your head along the screen as a film plays.

NINE PIECE ROPE
Nine Piece Rope is Alfred Hitchcocks Rope compressed into two minutes and ten seconds, cut into nine pieces, and put together again in a non-chronological order. The work is trying to move the focus of the viewer from the place the original filmmakers had in mind, to other, more peripheral areas of the image.

WHEN HITCHCOCK MET ELSE EIERMANN IN AUERSTEDT...
Alfred Hitchcock is known for his love of weird mysteries. Now one of them has been solved. A photo reveals that, in 1956, Alfred Hitchcock went to Auerstedt and met Else Eiermann. This visit inspired him to some of his greatest masterpieces. Especially Psycho will have to be completely re-interpreted.

BODEGA BAY SCHOOL
A classic build-up for a classic thriller sequence. However, in this animated setting the main ingredients are missing - there are no birds, no people, no dialogue. What happens with the scenery when a setting is altered in this way. Where does the tension go, and what atmosphere is left to echo through the lingering images?

PSYCHO

PSYCHO

2 SPELLBOUND

2 SPELLBOUND

879 COLOUR

879 COLOUR

PHOENIX TAPES

PHOENIX TAPES

Program 2

PSYCHO

Austrian experimental film-maker Martin Arnold created this trailer for Viennale 97 Festival using one of the most famous sequences in film history - the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. The concept is based on Arnold's idea to erase all leading actors and actresses from famous films. As a consequence, we do not see Janet Leigh being murdered, we only hear her fearful scream. The shower, finally, is turned off.

2 SPELLBOUND

2 Spellbound is a frame-by-frame re-edit of Alfred Hitchcocks one hundred and eleven-minute psychoanalytic thriller into a seven and a half-minute music video. Performing Freuds notion of condensation and exploiting the symmetry of Hitchcocks camera the stability of narrative logic is replaced with a Rorshachian dance where ecstatic bodies and identities intermingle and shift.

879 COLOUR

879 is based upon 879 drawn still images from Alfred Hitchcocks classic North by Northwest, originally made in a transparent black and white version in 1998. This is the colour version of the same work. The images, that were chosen from the Swedish translation of the movie, were replaced in cronological order, two frames per illustration, and through this a completely new expression and a new work is created.

PHOENIX TAPES

Phoenix Tapes mostra excertos remontados de 40 filmes de Alfred Hitchcock. Os seis captulos centram-se numa seleco pessoal dos vrios leitmotifs dos filmes de Hitchcock. A consequncia desta opo passa no s pelo realar das obsesses de Hitchcock com certo tipo de movimentos repetitivos e com simbologias de grande carga visual mas tambm pela sugesto de que estas aces so parte de uma linguagem gestual universal que compreende formas de comunicao tanto cinematogrficas como quotidianas.

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