by John SMITH
1986 / 16mm / coul / son / 4' 00

A film about haircuts, clothes and image/sound relationships. - J.S.
'This four minute film explores our response to stereotypes - aural, visual and ideological. Smith signals these stereotypes to the viewer through a chiefly associational system, which deftly manipulates the path of our expectations. The structure is stunningly simple and deceptively subtle. We are taken on a journey from one concrete stereotype to its diametric opposite, as images transform and juxtapose to, ultimately, invert our interpretation of what we see and hear.' Gary Davis.


distribution format 16mm
1 reel (44 meters)
original format 16mm
speed 24 ips
screen 1,37 - standard
sound opt
original language English
translation no
rental fee 40,00 €