Turnbuckle Garage

Video 

2013

Abner Preis builds on his video works 'The Superhero Project: A Portrait of America' and 'the Accidental Champion,' again engaging people he meets as actors in their own everyday performance, reconfiguring cultural icons, and exploring social norms. In Turnbuckle Garage, Preis returns to Philadelphia and childhood friends to demonstrate how the playful and dramatic visions of youth can easily become the gaze of horror or disbelief with what we often consider maturity as he takes us into a garage to watch a heavy metal band perform music and a nostalgic brand of self mutilation that murmurs of Ric Flair, the Iron Shiek and ass kicking rock and roll.