Double Feature: Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Jalal Toufic’s Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo

Double Feature: Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Jalal Toufic’s Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo

Clockwise from top: Judy-as-Madeleine in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958); Judy-as-Madeleine in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958); Judy in Jalal Toufic’s Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo (2016); Madeleine in Jalal Toufic’s Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo (2016).

Double Feature: Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Jalal Toufic’s Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo
February 26, 2018
311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

Join us at e-flux for a double screening program featuring Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Jalal Toufic’s Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo.

The program starts in the afternoon at 4pm with a screening of Vertigo followed by an intermission from 6:15pm; and resumes in the evening at 7pm with Jalal Toufic’s screening and discussion of Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo.

Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo (110 minutes, 2016) is the third of a trilogy of films I’ve made in relation to three Hitchcock films, the first two being Variations on Guilt and Innocence in 39 Steps, 2013, which investigates The 39 Steps; and Mother and Son; or, That Obscure Object of Desire (Scenes from an Anamorphic Double Feature), 2006, which views Sokurov’s Mother and Son from the standpoint of Psycho. The film composes a variant of Hitchcock’s Vertigo in which, among other things, Scottie’s drive for reenactment and repetition is not satisfied once he has made Judy look exactly like the beloved he lost, Madeleine.
—Jalal Toufic

Jalal Toufic is a thinker and a mortal to death. He was born in 1962 in Beirut or Baghdad and died before dying in 1989 in Evanston, Illinois. His books, a number of which were published by Forthcoming Books, are available for download at his website. His videos are also available for viewing online, here. He, along with artists and pretend artists, participated in the Sharjah Biennials 6, 10 and 11, the 9th Shanghai Biennale, the 3rd Athens Biennale, and the exhibition A History: Art, Architecture, and Design, from the 1980s Until Today at the Centre Pompidou.

Later in the week, on Wednesday, February 28, e-flux will host the New York launch of Jalal Toufic’s book What Was I Thinking? (e-flux journal-Sternberg Press, 2017), featuring a lecture by the author and a conversation between him and the artist Walid RaadPlease see here for more details.

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