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John Abrams has been painting scenes from movies for more than a decade. Currently he focuses on the films of Alfred Hitchcock.


In 129 SECOND TORN CURTAIN, Abrams borrows segments from the director’s 1966 film, Torn Curtain, to make paintings, which he then reinserts into the original source using Final Cut Pro software thereby creating a hybrid comprising storytelling, painting, film-making, video and new media programs.


129 SECOND TORN CURTAIN, is part of a trilogy in which the artist’s produces video works that explore different approaches to the reworking of Hitchcock’s narratives, to present perspectives based on his stories and the narrative within the artist’s own creative explorations.

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