Modern Art with a Hitchcockian Twist


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)

“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)

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