Psycho 60/98


2016, single-channel video, HD 1280x720px, 06:18min.

WARNING: This film contains flashing images.

Psycho (1960) by Alfred Hitchcock and Psycho (1998) by Gus Van Sant collide in a frame-by-frame editing that assaults the eyeballs and assassinates the normative consciousness of the viewer. The footage seems to penetrate us, as though it was a knife or a threatening phantasmagorical entity. The fast succession of single frames and extremely short audio files produce afterimages and aftersounds—entoptic and endaural phenomena—creating a film that does not happen on the screen, but in our brain cells.

• L’Alternativa 2016, 15/18/19 Nov 2016, Barcelona (Spain).
• Jornadas de reapropiación 2016, 5 Nov, Mexico City (Mexico).
• CRANC #01, 27 May 2016, Barcelona (Spain).

Photograph of the flipbook Psycho 60/98.

CRANC and L’Automàtica published a flipbook inspired in this film. Limited edition, 150 copies.