The Handcuff King takes its starting point from a performance made by Harry Houdini in Plymouth’s Palace Theatre in 1909. Houdini challenged local shipwright joiners to make an inescapable box. Houdini then escaped from it in twelve minutes. The artist worked with locksmiths and contemporary shipwrights to create an ‘inexact re-enactment’ of Houdini’s show. To view the video, click here.