When images speak, David Rimmer listens patiently.
The Vancouver filmmaker lets the medium direct the action, then he sifts through the frames, layering texture, sound and colour. The result: a poem – an impression of a person, place or moment in time; an ode to the qualities of film.
Rimmer is one of the most important experimental filmmakers working in Canada today and is a key figure in the avant-garde film movement. His earliest works were created with found footage that he scratched, looped, coloured, rear-projected and refilmed. Through his impressive career, Rimmer has continued to be driven by a desire to understand images and the people and places they speak of.
Nomination statement by Michael Snow, visual artist and filmmaker