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Chimera

Canada, 1995 (MIFF 1996, Experimental)

Director: Philip Hoffman

This film consists of sections of collected dianstic images amassed through Hoffman's travels. Uluru and an incomplete parliament house for example make floating appearances. These have been gathered on the run and then reconstituted with an uncanny ephemeral floating rhythm a dance of light and replaying with commendable control the idea of visual music visual jazz. Though method of collection may have had an air of arbitrariness about it the meticulous construction and focus on rhythm in the finished piece suggest an artist who has learnt to master technique so as to let it speak for him about other things. (DdB)

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