Shooter

1999 | 00:01:22 | United States | 4:3 | Hi8 video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Chicago Art, Gender, Humor

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Shooter explores the idea of overt manliness, exposing it to be a flaccid gesture and an exercise in posturing. In the video, I assume the persona of a metal head wandering an urban landscape, making threatening yet empty gestures to passersby to create an exaggerated sense of power and machismo. I use three different songs by Motorhead, that are never allowed to get past the opening guitar riffs, to further construct a sense of masculinity that falls back onto itself. I also utilize humor to facilitate exposing the paradoxes contained within my actions.

-- Marc Schwartzberg

This title is only available on Suitable Video, Volume 1.