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Canada: Land Of Lucifer

Drawing Genesis, the film that’s embedded above, is by Canadian filmmaker Jaimz Asmundson, who is obviously channeling Kenneth Anger‘s Invocation of My Demon Brother for this piece. The film documents in a choppy abstract fashion the ritual performance of artist C. Graham Asmundson.

C. Graham Asmundson topless dances in front of one of his paintings.

Two things that I seem to be writing about quite frequently lately are Lucifer and Canada. Whether there’s actually a connection between those two subjects or merely coincidence, I’ll have to decide on that later. Asmundson’s film didn’t come to me by accident, though, as it was recommended to me by another Canadian filmmaker, Clint Enns, after I featured his own Lucifer-inspired short film a few days ago.

Also, as I’ve written before, there’s a renewed interest in the work of Kenneth Anger lately, so it’s nice to see a younger generation paying him direct homage. Drawing Genesis was created for the inaugural WNDX Festival of Film & Video Art‘s One Take Super 8 Event in 2006 and it went on to screen at several other Canadian underground film events, such as the Antimatter Underground and Montreal Underground Film Festivals, plus several other fests.