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Performing Arts Direction & Production

loop, print, fade + flicker

the moving images of david rimmer

by (author) Mike Hoolboom & Alex MacKenzie

Publisher
Anvil Press Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2009
Category
Direction & Production
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781895636987
    Publish Date
    May 2009
    List Price
    $15

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 15
  • Grade: 10

Description

The Pacific Cinematheque Monograph Series was initiated to explore the spectrum of contributions and innovations of Western Canadian filmmakers, videomakers, and fringe media artists. Monograph Number One focuses, fittingly, on David Rimmer, one of Canada's foremost experimental filmmakers.

There is no better way to start off Pacific Cinémathèque's Monograph Series, celebrating West Coast filmmakers, than with the work of David Rimmer. Mike Hoolboom's essay tantalizes us with a romantic myth that contextualizes David, while Alex MacKenzie's interview lets the artist speak for himself. Both offer a unique insight into the art practice of one of the most influential Canadian filmmakers of the 20th century. - Ann Marie Fleming, independent filmmaker and visual artist

The most exciting non-narrative film I've ever seen ... images become polarized into grainy outlines, like drawings in white or colored chalk which gradually disintegrate and disappear. The film [Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper] resembles a painting floating through time, its subject disappearing and re-emerging in various degrees of abstraction. - Kristina Nordstrom, The Village Voice

About the authors

Alex Mackenzie was founder and curator of both the Blinding Light Cinema and the Vancouver Underground Film Festival. He is past editor of Workprint, 250W and contributed to a variety of publications including Take One Magazine and various gallery and festival catalogues and imprints. His media work has screened throughout Europe and North America. He is also an accomplished graphic designer, having worked with, among others, Infinity Features, the National Film Board of Canada, Tabata Productions, Omni Film, and a broad range of film publicity and music CD packaging concerns.

Mike Hoolboom's profile page

Alex Mackenzie was founder and curator of both the Blinding Light Cinema and the Vancouver Underground Film Festival. He is past editor of Workprint, 250W and contributed to a variety of publications including Take One Magazine and various gallery and festival catalogues and imprints. His media work has screened throughout Europe and North America. He is also an accomplished graphic designer, having worked with, among others, Infinity Features, the National Film Board of Canada, Tabata Productions, Omni Film, and a broad range of film publicity and music CD packaging concerns.

Alex MacKenzie's profile page

Librarian Reviews

loop, print, fade + flicker: David Rimmer’s Moving Images

This brief introduction to the career and thinking of Vancouver filmmaker David Rimmer includes an essay by filmmaker Mike Hoolboom and an extended interview with media artist Alex MacKenzie. The essay provides critical responses to some of his most important work (Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper, Migration and Canadian Pacific) and outlines his education and career. Rimmer explains how his technical skills evolved from his eclectic interests and the needs of particular projects. The book includes an extensive filmography and videography of Rimmer’s work.

This is the first in a series on Western Canadian filmmakers, videomakers and media artists put out by Pacific Cinémathèque.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2009-2010.

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