James Franco Recreates Hitchcock's 'Psycho' For London Exhibition
June 6th, 2013 5:38pm EDT
James Franco has donned a blonde wig and a dress to pose as actress Janet Leigh from classic horror film Psycho for an upcoming exhibition in London.
The actor-turned-artist, who now shows his artwork around the world, is preparing to make his gallery debut in Britain. this month and he has revealed the multimedia exhibition will be themed around Alfred Hitchcock's famous 1960 thriller.
Franco has recreated the iconic Bates Motel neon sign, and shows footage from the Hitchcock classic as part of a creepy installation, and he has even dressed up as Janet Leigh to recreate scenes from the movie, including the infamous shower sequence.
The Pineapple Express star says of the exhibit, "In this show, we go back to the original locations and images of Psycho and alter them so that once again the viewer's relationship with the material changes. One becomes an actor when interacting with this work. Film becomes raw material and is sculpted into new work."
Psycho Nacirema launches at London's Pace Gallery this week and runs until July 27th.
Photo Credits: PR Photos , Image from Psycho Nacirema © 2013, James Franco, courtesy Pace Gallery