Home > AHA Media, Alvin Clayton, April Smith, Christoph Runne, Clyde Wright, David Rimmer, Downtown Eastside, DTES, Experimental Films, Interurban Gallery, Richard Czaban, Vancouver, Vancouver Downtown Eastside > AHA MEDIA was very honored to meet Filmmaker David Rimmer – pioneer of experimental moving images at Interurban Gallery in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

AHA MEDIA was very honored to meet Filmmaker David Rimmer – pioneer of experimental moving images at Interurban Gallery in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

AHA MEDIA was very honored to meet Filmmaker David Rimmer – pioneer of experimental moving images at Interurban Gallery in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

http://www.DavidRimmerFilm.com

Born and raised in Vancouver, Rimmer graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in English Literature in 1967. Inspired by Stan Brakhage’s films and writings, he made his first important experimental films, Square Inch Field and Migration, in 1968 and 1969 respectively.

At the time the artist-run Intermedia Co-op in Vancouver and supportive individuals in the Vancouver offices of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) were providing Vancouver-based experimental filmmakers with access to surplus film, processing, optical printers and other post-production facilities. These filmmakers, Rimmer included, soon became part of the international experimental/avant-garde/underground film movement of the late ’60s and early ’70s.

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Below is our teacher Christoph Runne with David Rimmer

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Rimmer was also making film loops for performance pieces. This led to the production of several loop films, including what is probably his most widely seen film, Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper(1970), made from a short segment of an NFB documentary.

Below are some photos from his film: Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper(1970)

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