"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.”
Sleepless is an exhibition drawn from Ischar’s institutional exhibition history from 1993 - 1995. Two large bodies of work, Orderly and Wake - presented at The List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Museo de Arte Moderna, São Paulo; Mercer Union, Toronto; and SITE Santa Fe, among others – emerged at a moment when the exploration of media, and cross-disciplinary practices, were critical actions further complicating the then-peculiar state of semiotics. The current exhibition presents the opportunity for the artist, and the public, to re-approach selected components from those early 90s installations, nearly two decades from their original conception and exhibition. Ischar’s editing of moving image and static objects continues to address the practical and visual boundaries for definitions of masculinity, sexuality, violence and secrecy. -thru Feb 12
"Garcia’s creative deconstruction and re-imagining of childhood objects is as whimsical as any child’s imagination, a re-envisioning of the past that these sculptural works make a tangible reality from" —HI•FRUCTOSE Magazine
This short film that I was a creative on and scored a soundtrack for in collaboration with Drew McDowall, airs tomorrow on the Museum of Contemporary Art’s content channel. It was written by the inimitable Bret Easton Ellis, stars Dee Dee and is a Dum Dum Girls music video of sorts. It all started more than a year ago over a conversation with Gaspar Noe about De Palma’s ‘Dressed to Kill’. Can’t wait to show it to everyone! xxT