How to do it...? Part 2 of A Triptych

Christopher McNamara and Dermot Wilson

1993, 12:00 minutes, colour, English


An instructional video of sorts, a manual for the the holistic view of the interviewee. The viewer will learn from three women how to rebuild a carburetor, what a bicycle derailler looks like and how to distinguish bondage and discipline items. Disparate at first, the interview elements coalesce on a thematic level. They ignore the authoritative male interviewer. In the lower left corner of the screen a lone man is seen upon a playground swing. Useless, he stares off into the distance. Equally as non-utilitarian is the bottom right hand section which is in place to "illustrate" the jargon and techniques described within the narration and dialogue.

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