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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 82 SECOND DIAL M, Abrams borrows segments from the director’s 1954 film, Dial M for Murder, 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.


82 SECOND DIAL M, 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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