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Après-Coup proposes an examination of the cinematic vocabulary of the psychological thriller and horror genres from the 1940’s through the 1980’s. Films such as Marnie, The Bird with the Crystal Plummage, Eyes without a Face, Nightmare on Elm Street, Dead Ringer, Twins of Evil, The Girl who Knew Too Much, The Dark Mirror, The Brood, Sisters, Repulsion and Hellraiser are disassembled and reconfigured in order to isolate their codes and conventions. The result is a narrative constructed through a sequence of cinematic instances (images, sounds and objects) that deliberately mis-remember the films themselves.

Stock characters, cinematographic techniques, sound effects, scenographies, props and other conventions therefore appear in isolation: the woman in peril, the monster inside, the subconscious and the psychiatrist, mental traumas transmogrified into physical form, twins or doubling, flashbacks, masked and disingenuous identities, telephones, scissors, hair, blood and mirrors. These elements are mixed and made into new combinations in order to produce what is at once a derivative and yet original way of viewing cinema. Presented in the gallery through models, film sequences, soundtracks and props, “cinema” becomes frozen, broken down into its parts, and turned into clues for the visitor to construct a narrative founded from a collective, cultural memory of film watching.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
School or Centre: School of Design
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 15:42
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2013 20:59
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/579

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