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David Rimmer: Experimental Dance Film

By Julye Huggins
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A recent headline on The Dance Current’s news blog highlights the work of David Rimmer. “Experimental filmmaker David Rimmer is among the recipients of the 2011 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Rimmer is notable for his collaborations with dance artist and fellow filmmaker Yvonne Rainer in the 1970s and with Canadians Paula Ross and Karen Jamieson in the 1980s.” By Brittany Duggan, The Dance Current: Online.This music video was created in 2008 in collaboration with composer Adham Shaikh, and features the performance of belly dancer Gemma Luna and musicians Shaikh, Melissa Meretsky, Orion Cleasby, Jen Miller and Marty Carter (The Adham Shaikh Collective). The dance film blends several different techniques of Rimmers’, including painting inks and chemicals on the film surface. Check out the video below to watch him speak about his various film manipulations.

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