Filmmaker. David Rimmer was born in Vancouver on January 20, 1942. He is among Canada’s best-known film artists. He studied math and economics at the University of British Columbia before pursuing graduate work in English at Simon Fraser University. It was during this time that Rimmer emerged as an important young filmmaker with the short films Square Inch Field (1968) and Migration (1969), these films drawing acclaim partly for their incorporation of stock footage. However, his work of the mid-seventies, namely, Canadian Pacific (1974) and Canadian Pacific II (1975), established his reputation internationally. Rimmer’s often pensive work explores the structural conventions of film as a medium and the particularities of perception in a lyrical, sometimes metaphorical manner. Rimmer lives and works in Vancouver.
Discrete project sites documenting the work of specific artists and collectives in detail.
Essays and conversation providing a context for exploring the Project Sites and Archives.
Video interviews conducted between December 2008 and May 2009 reflecting on Vancouver’s art scene in the sixties.