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Using found footage of the Queen, an old radio, a scene from a fifties movie, and phrases that are repeated, echoed, and transformed electronically, Rimmer presents another in his series of meditations on the nature of the cinematic images.

"Bricolage has three main images and three minor ones. The first shows an old television set with a woman saying, "Hello. Hello."... I ran it alongside a slide projector that beamed an outline of a circle onto the image, like the site of a gun or camera. I shot these two off the wall... The second main image comes from a documentary on juvenile delinquency. A man walks to a window and smashes it, then another man comes out of a door and punches him. There are two main sounds, the punch and the window smash, and they trade places over time. The sound begins in sync and then drifts with each repetition, until the sound of the window smashing coincides with the moment of the man's punch. The final image was taken from a black and white television commercial. A woman holds a piece of glass up to her face, moving it from side to side. One side of the glass is clean, the other dirty... Her negative image appears in the white parts of the brick, her positive in light sections, and there's a great deal of colour separation. It's a deliberate parody of an earlier work, Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper."
- David Rimmer, Vancouver: Representing the Postmodern City

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Award(s): International Jury Prize, Oberhausen Film Festival

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