Handy Man (1999) [Short]

Canada (MIFF 2000 , Peepshow – Titillation & The Moving Image)
Director: Nelson Henricks

Handy Man examines the window as a site of voyeurism and surveillance. With his Hi-8 camera. Henricks documents workers in his interior courtyard. The camerawork has a secretive and furtive feel, treating the male body as an erotic object. This footage forms the basis of a video that attempts to implicate the viewer in processes of exhibitionism and image fetishisation. Handy Man is part of a trilogy of works (Time Passes, Window) which explore one of the principle metaphors of video and voyeurism: the window.

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