Modern Art with a Hitchcockian Twist

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Stan Douglas created Subject to a Film: Marnie 1989, a continuous 6 min loop of the robbery from Marnie. It takes place in a modern office reconstruction and is said to create the effect of a recurring nightmare.

“Loop structure underscores Marnie’s inability to escape the mental illness while it also calls attention to the watchful gaze of the spectator.” (Steven Jacobs)

http://books.google.com/books?id=aeFvAAAAQBAJ&pg=PT122&lpg=PT122&dq=stan+douglas+subject+to+a+film+marnie+1989+loop&source=bl&ots=UuROFeBxfQ&sig=dKnof4qCEubhAkDGbV8bJuFGjqI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dbVVU73uMsygsQS464GYBA&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=stan%20douglas%20subject%20to%20a%20film%20marnie%201989%20loop&f=false

“do not merely replay existing film material (as in Douglas’ looping of the robbery in Hitchcock’s Marnie [1964] for his Subject to a Film: Marnie [1995]), but modify and remake the referent text, adding layers and depths while also subtracting and excising.” (Lisa Coultard)

http://fillip.ca/content/reiterative-revolution

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