Backyard Psycho (2018)

Manipulated iPhone video (2' 00") accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth. Installation as a response to a site located at the RMIT University Brunswick campus for Artland 2018 curated by Liss FENWICK

This project explored the disjunctive space between vocal transmission and sites of presentation for video art.

Just as the obligatory switch to flight mode during air travel frames either end of our journey between places, cinema etiquette insists that our phones are switched to silent. We sit in a black box at the movies but hope the black box on our aeroplanes never needs listening to.

Using the QR code reader now incorporated into all smartphone cameras, the audience is invited to play a short video in which the sinister black clad figure on the phone booth wall unearths black box flight recorders at a crash site behind the dilapidated house from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film 
Psycho (1960).


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Backyard Psycho (2018) video still
Backyard Psycho (2018) video still

Manipulated iPhone video accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth.

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Backyard Psycho (2018) Installation
Backyard Psycho (2018) Installation

Manipulated iPhone video accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth.

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Backyard Psycho (2018) detail
Backyard Psycho (2018) detail

Manipulated iPhone video accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth.

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Backyard Psycho (2018) QR Code
Backyard Psycho (2018) QR Code

Manipulated iPhone video accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth.

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Backyard Psycho (2018) QR Code
Backyard Psycho (2018) QR Code

Manipulated iPhone video accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth.

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Backyard Psycho (2018) detail
Backyard Psycho (2018) detail

Manipulated iPhone video accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth.

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Backyard Psycho (2018) detail
Backyard Psycho (2018) detail

Manipulated iPhone video accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth.

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Backyard Psycho (2018) detail
Backyard Psycho (2018) detail

Manipulated iPhone video accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth.

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Backyard Psycho (2018) interaction
Backyard Psycho (2018) interaction

Manipulated iPhone video accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth.

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Backyard Psycho (2018) interaction
Backyard Psycho (2018) interaction

Manipulated iPhone video accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth.

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Backyard Psycho (2018) interactions
Backyard Psycho (2018) interactions

Manipulated iPhone video accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth.

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Backyard Psycho (2018) video still
Backyard Psycho (2018) video still

Manipulated iPhone video accessed via QR codes embedded in two photographic prints and laser cut cardboard within a public phone booth.

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