4 Vertigo

Les LeVeque

2000 | 00:09:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Image Processing

In this work, Alfred Hitchcock's 128-minute film Vertigo (1958) has been condensed at the rate of one frame every two seconds. The condensed film was then duplicated four times, shifting the horizontal or vertical orientation of the frame with each duplication. The four films were then reassembled frame by frame, generating a stuttering kaleidoscopic montage where Oedipal narratives of desire and obsession are shifted and displaced.

This title is also available on Les LeVeque Videoworks: Volume 2.

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Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Video Festival, 2001

VideoEx (Zurich, Switzerland), 2001

Transmediale Festival (Germany), 2001

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2001

VideoEx (Zurich, Switzerland), 2002


Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Germany), 2005


Videonale Bon, 2005

Wisonsin Film Festival, 2005