Here’s video documentation of the “Violent Movies Unraveled” “public window” show I did in December at iotaCenter. In this prototype performance, two violent movies – Psycho and Scarface – are “unraveled” onto separate screens so that the attackers face the attackees. The screens in this case are adjacent apartment windows. Although sound wasn’t used in the proto-show, I’ve included split-screen composites below that show the source videos with sound.
Since the beginning of film history, cinema has compressed physical space onto a single plane – the movie screen. This means, we never really see characters face to face – no matter what they’re doing to one another. “Violent Movies Unraveled” re-edits famous movie scenes for two screens so that attackers face their attackees.