From A to G

Douglas Edric Stanley


From A to G, Douglas Edric Stanley

This is a complement designed to work with the Abstract Machine Trane module. It takes all the images from Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train and creates a boxcar editing-system out of it. For each note played by Trane, a sequence from the film is brought out of the database and placed on screen in a left-to-right order. When the series hits the right edge of the frame, it “pushes” all its images to the left like a train of boxcars, making room for the next image to appear.

Each image contains its own diegetic soundtrack. This creates a musical dynamic as the images are called quickly one after the other by the Trane module. Very quickly, another narrative builds out of the original film.