BIG IRON DOOR

by Richard SQUIRES
1992 / Video / color / sound / 1S / 2' 24




Mom and Dad are shot dead and an adolescent fantasy of arrest, imprisonment and abdication unfolds, permeated at intervals by a bearded man with facial tremors.

"Squires' gutsy video begins with a double murder and never looks back. Varying between action and almost abstract visual play, it takes its title from a country and western song and like the singer it ends by glorifying the 'acte gratuit'"

[Stuart Morgan, New Contemporaries 1993/94]

https://newcontemporaries.org.uk/1993-4/artists/richard-squires

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distribution format Mini DV (PAL)
screen 4/3 Ltrbox (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
translation French (Embedded subtitles)
rental fee 20,00 €