Artist Douglas Gordon created the installation 24hr Psycho (1993) in which the classic Hitchcock movie was slowed down to a viewing time of twenty four hours instead of the original one hundred and nine minutes. The film was an important work in Gordon's early career, and is said to introduce themes common to his work, such as recognition and repetition, time and memory, complicity and duplicity, authorship and authenticity. Each still when viewed is recognisable as it is such a well known Hitchcock movie.
Twenty one years on I decided to make '24 Second Psycho' as a statement of how many of us view life today. With the introduction of the internet and the virality of image through YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, information seems to be compartmentalized into importance of memory and recognition.