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24 Hour Psycho


"24 Hour Psycho" is the title of an art installation created by artist Douglas Gordon in 1993. The work consists entirely of an appropriation of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 Psycho slowed down to approximately two frames a second, rather than the usual 24. As a result it lasts for exactly 24 hours, rather than the original 109 minutes. The film was an important work in Gordon's early career, and is said to introduce themes common to his work, such as "recognition and repetition, time and memory, complicity and duplicity, authorship and authenticity, darkness and light.

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Google previewHitchcock and Adaptation (2014)

On the Page and Screen by Mark Osteen

Obviously, 24 Hour Psycho is a rendition of Hitchcock's 1960 thriller in the b and c meanings of “rendition” and in the fifth sense of “render.” The installation, we might say, is not only a performance or version of Psycho, but also an extraction of ...

Google previewDeleuze Dictionary Revised Edition (2010)

by Adrian Parr

This suggestion – that an irreducible difference plays simultaneously between the most mechanical of repetitions – is best demonstrated by an earlier remake of Psycho, Douglas Gordon's 24 Hour Psycho (1993). So named because it takes ...

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24 Hour Psycho

Douglas Gordon's 24 Hour Psycho

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