"The lateral movement of the title, Along the Road to Altamira, signals that we are about to embark on a journey through Spain. Our final destination is Altamira, where the first forms of representation by Paleolithic humans still remain...Rimmer's consummate talents make this film a unique cinematic experience."
- Maria Insell
In Atmosphere the camera pans back and forth over a body of water at a varying tempo and most people assume that a camera operator is in charge. The final image of the film carries a great deal of significance. It opens up a gap between the film's appearance and its reality; what it appears to be - what it imitates - is not an object or scene from everyday life, but a film.
Celebrating artistic innovation in Vancouver from 1967 to 1981, this documentary follows a period when Canada was an international hub for experimental film. Vancouver artists, on Canada's west coast, had a particularly dynamic scene that inspired an enduring body of work that resonates today.
Between You and Me (Tangled Garden, Act III, Scene I) looks at the internalization of homophobia and fatalism present in mainstream representations of the AIDS pandemic, as it reflects on the conflict between grief and desire in a gay man's psyche.
China is the largest manufacturer in the world, and English translations of Chinese instructions often say more about the culture than they do about the product. Filmmaker Lulu Keating brings the "Hand-Pressing Flashlight" instructions to life, creating a land of extremes.
Designed as a companion piece to Canadian Pacific II, this film was shot near the artist's studio, from a window two storeys below on the second floor of a next-door building, between December, 1974, and February, 1975. It can be projected alone or in double-screen format with Canadian Pacific II.
Designed as a companion piece to Canadian Pacific I, this film was shot near the artist's studio, from a window two storeys higher on the fourth floor of a next-door building, between December, 1974, and February, 1975. It can be projected alone or in double-screen format with Canadian Pacific I.
"With an irresistible humour, Rimmer speculates in The Dance on the nature of the film loop. We see a 1920s couple whirling around a dance floor ata dizzying pace ... Even after the technical building block of the film is evident, the vertiginous effect remains ... Uncanny in its ability to evoke acomplexity of responses from a simplicity of means."
- Art and Cinema #2
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